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Meaning of DISOWN

Pronunciation:  dis'own

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
 

DISOWN is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disinherit
 
 Antonyms: bequeath, leave, will
 
 See Also: deprive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*own"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disowned}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Disowning}.]
1. To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's
   self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one's self
   personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an
   author will sometimes disown his writings.

2. To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.

         Then they, who brother's better claim disown, Expel
         their parents, and usurp the throne.  --Dryden.

Syn: To disavow; disclaim; deny; abnegate; renounce;
     disallow.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you have been disowned means that you need to change your old habits and take charge of the situation.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abjure, assert the contrary, back down, back out, backwater, belie, brush aside, chuck, chuck out, climb down, contemn, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, crawfish out, cross, cut off, decline, deny, despise, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, disendow, disherison, disinherit, dismiss, dispossess, disprove, dispute, disregard, disseise, eat crow, eat humble pie, evict, except, exclude, expropriate, foreclose, forswear, gainsay, ignore, impugn, join issue upon, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, pass by, pass up, push aside, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to admit, refuse to consider, refute, reject, renege, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, retract, revoke, scout, shove away, spurn, swallow, take back, take issue with, throw away, throw out, turn away, turn out, unsay, waive, withdraw
 

 

 

 

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