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own

[ ohn ]
/ oʊn /
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adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usually used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive): He spent only his own money.
(used as an intensifier to indicate oneself as the sole agent of some activity or action, preceded by a possessive): He insists on being his own doctor.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to confess (often followed by to, up, or up to): The one who did it had better own up. I own to being uncertain about that.

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Idioms for own

Origin of own

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English owen,Old English āgen (cognate with German eigen,Old Norse eigenn), originally the past participle of āgan “to possess” (see owe); (verb) Middle English ownen,Old English āgnian, āhnian, derivative of āgen
3. See have.
non·own·ing, adjectiveun·owned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for own

own
/ (əʊn) /

determiner (preceded by a possessive)

verb

Old English āgen, originally past participle of āgan to have; related to Old Saxon ēgan, Old Norse eiginn. See owe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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