verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM disowndis·own·ment, noun
Example sentences from the Web for disown
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
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
He came to a resolution of disowning his agent, denying his letter, and disavowing his friends.
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
Disowning the authority of duty and the ideal, he becomes the tool of appetite, the football of circumstance.Practical Ethics|William DeWitt Hyde