UK [dɪsˈəʊn] / US [dɪsˈoʊn] verb [transitive]
Word forms "disown":
present tense I/you/we/they disown he/she/it disowns present participle disowning past tense disowned past participle disowned
to say that you no longer want to be connected with someone or something, for example because you are ashamed of them

I think my parents would disown me if I ever got a tattoo.

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  • Disown — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disown — I (deny the validity) verb abjure, abnegate, affirm the contrary, annul, call in question, challenge, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, countermand, demur, deny, deny absolutely, deny peremptorily, deny the possibility, deny… …   Law dictionary

  • disown — 1620s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + OWN (Cf. own) (v.). Related: Disowned; disowning …   Etymology dictionary

  • disown — *disclaim, disavow, repudiate, disallow Analogous words: reject, spurn, refuse (see DECLINE) Antonyms: own Contrasted words: *acknowledge, avow …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disown — [v] refuse to acknowledge abandon, abjure, abnegate, cast off, deny, disacknowledge, disallow, disavow, discard, disclaim, divorce oneself from, refuse to recognize, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract; concepts 50,54,88 Ant. accept, acknowledge …   New thesaurus

  • disown — ► VERB ▪ refuse to acknowledge any connection with …   English terms dictionary

  • disown — [disōn′, dis ōn′] vt. to refuse to acknowledge as one s own; repudiate; cast off …   English World dictionary

  • DISOWN — Infobox musical artist Name = Disown Img capt = Disown promotional 2007 poster Img size = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = flagicon|United States of America Ohio, United States Genre = Industrial Ohio Metal Years active = 2000 –… …   Wikipedia

  • disown — disownment, n. /dis ohn /, v.t. to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one s heirs; to disown a published statement. [1610 20; DIS 1 + OWN] Syn.… …   Universalium

  • disown — [[t]dɪso͟ʊn[/t]] disowns, disowning, disowned VERB If you disown someone or something, you say or show that you no longer want to have any connection with them or any responsibility for them. [V n] The man who murdered the girl is no son of mine …   English dictionary

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