Definition of disown
OTHER WORDS FROM disowndis·own·ment, noun
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How to use disown in a sentence
He’d love for the outdoor industry to embrace its partnership with oil and gas, not disavow or disown it.A Closer Look at the PR Feud Between Liberty Oilfield and the North Face|syadron|July 19, 2021|Outside Online
Yes, Kim showed that you could film a sex tape and still go on to a mainstream career, following in the footsteps of her former boss Paris Hilton, but she could only accomplish this feat because someone “leaked” her sex tape, and she disowned it.
Not that she disowned her claim Thursday that no plane had struck the building, mind you, but the line was at least an acknowledgment that some part of her past rhetoric demanded clarification.Greene brings her embrace of false claims back to levels acceptable for her caucus|Philip Bump|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
A day after he sparked the revolt, Hawley’s political mentor disowned him.In the Long Game, Even Insurrection May Not Disqualify Presidential Hopes|Philip Elliott|January 8, 2021|Time
His mother, he recalled, was merciless about grammar and proper names, once threatening to disown him for saying “Tiffany’s” instead of “Tiffany.”Daniel Menaker, author and celebrated editor at the New Yorker and Random House, dies at 79|Harrison Smith|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
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.
But thou, O my Provence, bePg 195 not disturbed about the sons that disown thee and repudiate thy speech.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
He wanted to run away, longed to disown all knowledge of the vulgar creature who accompanied him.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
The Corporation would virtuously disown him and leave him to face a ten-year rap in Penal Colony.Insidekick|Jesse Franklin Bone
To disown allegiance altogether never for a moment coincides with his sense of the becoming.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
He is unfit to be called a man, he is unworthy to marry a gentlewoman; and as for that hussy, I disown her.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush|William Makepeace Thackeray