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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To refuse to acknowledge as one's own; Prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting.

Usage examples (35)
  • The girl eventually repays his kindness by looking after him when he falls ill and is promptly disowned by his employers.
  • I believe that people tend to "disown" their ailments.
  • So, it's no wonder these white voters can say they'll "disown" their own party if Obama is the nominee.
  • I actually think Obama's hesitation to immediately "disown" his former pastor shows backbone and loyalty. for more
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