[ dis-ohn ]
/ dɪsˈoʊn /
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verb (used with object)
to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one's heirs; to disown a published statement.
OTHER WORDS FOR disown
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OTHER WORDS FROM disowndis·own·ment, noun
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How to use disown in a sentence
It is a very manly sentimentality; we need not be ashamed of sharing it; one should rather be ashamed of disowning its emotions.English Society|George Du Maurier
Before, she had escaped from the toils of that folly of the past by disowning it; but now, she had voluntarily made it hers.The Coast of Bohemia|William Dean Howells
The Buckle had been Ronald's fairy godmother—yet his father did not blame him for abhorring and disowning it.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
He wrote me a letter—how it found me out I know not—enclosing me a sum of money, and disowning me for ever.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
The two 141 other falsities are, the "ill success of the play," and "my disowning it."The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)|John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for disown
/ (dɪsˈəʊn) /
(tr) to deny any connection with; refuse to acknowledge
Derived forms of disowndisowner, noundisownment, noun
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