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 ?
Disown sons and daughters, senor, who don't do what deserves that compliments of this sort should be paid to their parents.
Rather would I succumb than disown this one thing; and verily, where there is succumbing and leaf-falling, lo, there doth Life sacrifice itself--for power!
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.
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.
And with all this, Stepan Arkadyevitch, who liked a joke, was fond of puzzling a plain man by saying that if he prided himself on his origin, he ought not to stop at Rurik and disown the first founder of his family--the monkey.
And let you never speak a word more in his favour, or you'll disown your own father, likewise, and what your father says of him he'll have to come to say of you.
Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me.
Neither shall I disown, that in speaking I am apt to fall into the voice and manner of the HOUYHNHNMS, and hear myself ridiculed on that account, without the least mortification.
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.
I know it has been a severe one,' said Ralph, wilfully mistaking the meaning of the interruption, 'and that has made me the more anxious to tell you that I disown this vagabond--that I acknowledge him as no kin of mine--and that I leave him to take his deserts from you, and every man besides.
I have heard that she quite astonished her husband by the spirit which she exhibited in this quarrel, and her determination to disown Mrs.
Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it.