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disown

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disown

  1. 1 to declare not to be true <he steadfastly disowned that he was having an affair> Synonyms contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, deny, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiateRelated Words traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

  2. 2 to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility <the dictatorial father angrily disowned his rebellious son> Synonyms deny, disavow, disclaim, repudiateRelated Words contradict, disallow, gainsay, negate, negative, refuse, reject; challenge, confute, criticize, disprove, rebut, refute; dispute, question; abdicate, abjure, recant, renounce, retractNear Antonyms accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; admit, concede, confess, grant; affirm, announce, assert, aver, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms acknowledge, avow, claim, own, recognize


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