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Meaning of DISOWN

Pronunciation:  dis'own

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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;

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have been disowned means that you need to change your old habits and take charge of the situation.
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