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.
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The first is that White parents rejected or disowned white daughters (and sons) for marrying a Black man (or woman), but recanted at the birth of the first grandchild, a behavior that differed dramatically from the more severe and often permanent disownments that prevailed before the civil rights advances of the 1960s.
In my mind, disownments are really just the proud rants of impulse-driven parents sitting on their pedestals of misguided propriety to socially justify the step they are about to take.
His list of reasons for decline included inadequate distribution of recorded ministers across the meetings, failure to proselytize, the persistence of silent meetings, and frequent disownments for a variety of offenses.