[ 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM disowndis·own·ment, noun
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How to use disown in a sentence
The old people were full of anger, curses, and threats of total disownment.
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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