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1. disown

verb. ['dɪˈsoʊn'] prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting.

Synonyms

  • deprive

Antonyms

  • claim
  • avow

Etymology

  • dis- (English)
  • own (English)
  • owen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Disown

  • diaz-calderon
  • revolucion
  • corporacion
  • concepcion
  • flintstone
  • bourguignon
  • vanstone
  • unbeknown
  • trombone
  • romanone
  • overthrown
  • overgrown
  • overblown
  • morricone
  • montrone
  • homegrown
  • cipollone
  • calderon
  • yarchoan
  • stallone
  • scavone
  • postpone
  • outgrown
  • mcglone
  • mccrone
  • latrone
  • hipbone
  • dragone
  • dethrone
  • cyclone

How do you pronounce disown?

Pronounce disown as dɪˈsoʊn.

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Sentences with disown


1. Verb, base form
In fact, nearly every state allows a parent to completely disown her children in a will.

Quotes about disown


1. I know that I shall die struggling for breath, and I know that I shall be horribly afraid. 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. I now, weak, old, diseased, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret nothing.
- W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

2. Hereafter she is only my sister in name; not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me.
- Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

2. disown

verb. ['dɪˈsoʊn'] cast off.

Synonyms

  • take back
  • recant
  • swallow
  • apostatize
  • repudiate
  • forswear
  • abjure
  • apostatise
  • deny
  • rebut
  • unsay
  • tergiversate
  • reject
  • retract
  • refute
  • renounce
  • withdraw

Antonyms

  • give
  • abstain
  • disbelieve
  • admit

Etymology

  • dis- (English)
  • own (English)
  • owen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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