verb (used with object)
- disorganized schizophrenia,
Origin of disown
Examples from the Web for disown
He helped win the Cold War for a country that he would probably now disown more than ever.
When Clive Goodman was jailed for phone hacking back in 2007, his employers were quick to disown him.
Apart from such influences, Balinese art, however, does not disown its Hindu-Javanese origin.Monumental Java|J. F. Scheltema
She longed, with a face glowing with indignation, to disown him—in word and deed.The Wild Geese|Stanley John Weyman
He saved five lives, even if they were only Finn-Lapps; so perhaps God will not disown him.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
Look around you, my nephew, and ask yourself what there is in the wild grandeur of these scenes to disown.Matilda Montgomerie|Major (John) Richardson
Formerly it was thus: 'Disown thyself, become another, become Parisian in order to win for yourself Paris.'Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman