disown


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dis·own

 (dĭs-ōn′)
tr.v. dis·owned, dis·own·ing, dis·owns
To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.

disown

(dɪsˈəʊn)
vb
(tr) to deny any connection with; refuse to acknowledge
disˈowner n
disˈownment n

dis•own

(dɪsˈoʊn)

v.t.
to refuse to acknowledge ownership of or responsibility for.
[1610–20]
dis•own′ment, n.

disown


Past participle: disowned
Gerund: disowning

Imperative
disown
disown
Present
I disown
you disown
he/she/it disowns
we disown
you disown
they disown
Preterite
I disowned
you disowned
he/she/it disowned
we disowned
you disowned
they disowned
Present Continuous
I am disowning
you are disowning
he/she/it is disowning
we are disowning
you are disowning
they are disowning
Present Perfect
I have disowned
you have disowned
he/she/it has disowned
we have disowned
you have disowned
they have disowned
Past Continuous
I was disowning
you were disowning
he/she/it was disowning
we were disowning
you were disowning
they were disowning
Past Perfect
I had disowned
you had disowned
he/she/it had disowned
we had disowned
you had disowned
they had disowned
Future
I will disown
you will disown
he/she/it will disown
we will disown
you will disown
they will disown
Future Perfect
I will have disowned
you will have disowned
he/she/it will have disowned
we will have disowned
you will have disowned
they will have disowned
Future Continuous
I will be disowning
you will be disowning
he/she/it will be disowning
we will be disowning
you will be disowning
they will be disowning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disowning
you have been disowning
he/she/it has been disowning
we have been disowning
you have been disowning
they have been disowning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disowning
you will have been disowning
he/she/it will have been disowning
we will have been disowning
you will have been disowning
they will have been disowning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disowning
you had been disowning
he/she/it had been disowning
we had been disowning
you had been disowning
they had been disowning
Conditional
I would disown
you would disown
he/she/it would disown
we would disown
you would disown
they would disown
Past Conditional
I would have disowned
you would have disowned
he/she/it would have disowned
we would have disowned
you would have disowned
they would have disowned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disown - prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
2.disown - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
apostatise, apostatize, tergiversate - abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
abjure, forswear, recant, retract, resile - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back - take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
rebut, refute - overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
deny - refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"

disown

verb deny, reject, abandon, renounce, disallow, retract, repudiate, cast off, rebut, disavow, disclaim, abnegate, refuse to acknowledge or recognize Those comments were later disowned.

disown

verb
To refuse to recognize or acknowledge:
Translations
يُنْكِر بُنُوَّة
neuznatzapřít
fornægteforstøde
afneita
atteikties atzītneatzīt
inkâr etmekreddetmek

disown

[dɪsˈəʊn] VT
1. (= repudiate) [+ son, daughter, husband, wife] → desconocer, repudiar
2. (= deny) [+ responsibility] → negar; [+ belief] → renegar de

disown

[dɪsˈəʊn] vt
[+ person] (= withdraw support from) → renier; [+ son, daughter] → désavouer
[+ comments] → désavouer; [+ responsibility] → rejeter, refuser

disown

vtverleugnen; signaturenicht (als seine eigene) anerkennen; suggestionnicht wahrhaben wollen; I’ll disown you if you go out in that hatwenn du mit dem Hut ausgehst, tue ich so, als ob ich nicht zu dir gehöre

disown

[dɪsˈəʊn] vtrinnegare, ripudiare

disown

(disˈoun) verb
to refuse to acknowledge as belonging to oneself. to disown one's son.
References in classic literature ?
Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it.
Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me.
The Saxon had been under very intense and agonizing apprehensions concerning his son; for Nature had asserted her rights, in spite of the patriotic stoicism which laboured to disown her.
In like manner, the disbelief of a Divine Providence renders a man incapable of holding any public station; for, since kings avow themselves to be the deputies of Providence, the Lilliputians think nothing can be more absurd than for a prince to employ such men as disown the authority under which he acts.
Disown sons and daughters, senor, who don't do what deserves that compliments of this sort should be paid to their parents.
For my own part, I have laid aside even the name of my father, and altogether disown his political principles.
But if you do anything disgraceful, I'll disown you--mind that, madam, mind that
There would be a difficulty, no doubt; still you are such a complete Seacombe in appearance, feature, language, almost manner, I wonder they should disown you.
And as I didn't disown him, as I knew him - which you at last, confronted with him in his difference, so cruelly didn't, my dear, - well, he must have been, you see, less dreadful to me.
Ryder stood glaring with a drawn face, uncertain whether to claim or to disown it.
I know that I shall not be able to keep myself from regretting bitterly the life that has brought me to such a pass; but I disown that regret.
The charm, which he had tried to disown, when under the effect of it, the beauty, the character, the aloofness, which he had been determined not to feel, now possessed him wholly; and when, as happened by the nature of things, he had exhausted his memory, he went on with his imagination.