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owns (up)

verb
present tense third-person singular of own (up)

Synonyms & Antonyms of owns (up)

to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid
  • had a strong suspicion about which coworker stole her food from the office fridge, but the likely culprit refused to own up

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“Owns (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/owns%20%28up%29. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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