- 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.
Origin of disown
Synonyms for disown
Related Words for disowningrenounce, repudiate, disavow, disclaim, retract, discard, deny, abjure, disallow, reject, abandon, abnegate
Examples from the Web for disowning
Historical Examples of disowning
For a time I felt like disowning that Virginia was my native State.
The father joined in the upbraiding, the disowning of an undutiful daughter.Immortal Memories
Or at the most, the parent's silence is a confirmation, and his disowning it hindereth only the confirmation.A Christian Directory
Never for an instant did I dream of disowning her as my child.
Dick Johnstone would not make that excuse for disowning his obligations.Johnstone of the Border
- (tr) to deny any connection with; refuse to acknowledge