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disown

(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 wholly, disaffirm, disagree, disallow, disavow, disbelieve, disclaim, disprove, disregard, dissent, forswear, hold no brief for, impugn, infitiari, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, not confirm, not maintain, nullify, object, oppose, overrule, protest, rebut, recant, refuse credence, refuse to accept, refuse to admit, refuse to corroborate, refute, reject, render null and void, repudiare, repudiate, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, set at nought, stand up to, take issue with, undo, vacate, void

disown

(Refuse to acknowledge), verb abandon, alienate, cast away, cast off, cede, cut off, cut out of one's will, deprive of hereditary succession, deprive of the right to inherit, disaffiliate, disallow, disclaim, disclaim the responsibility for, disdain, disendow, disinherit, dispense with, dispossess, dispossess of hereditary right, dissociate oneself, divest, divorce, forsake, get rid of, give up, have nothing to do with, infitiari, jettison, let go, not maintain, oust, part with, rebuff, refuse to recognize, relinquish, repudiare, repudiate, repulse, scorn, spurn
Associated concepts: disown a child
See also: ban, condemn, contradict, defect, deny, deprive, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disdain, disinherit, exclude, expel, rebuff, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, surrender, waive
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com/birminghammail Post: Birmingham Mail, 60 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2DJ I have misgivings about anyone who doesn't possess one, and decry those who try to force our children to disown what is rightfully theirs Robert Betteridge
Dr Farooq Sattar Bhai should disown these culprits from MQM Pakistan, he said.
Overall, 49% of Americans who plan to disown this summer said they plan to do so because it makes vacationing easier and more affordable, while 40% plan to disown this summer as a result of a desire to save money.
It is sealed in scripture that even if a parent loves one child more than another, that even if a child has ascended the craggily hills of revolt and waywardness, it is a sin to disown them.
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community," he said.
If Goldwater were alive today, he would disown Santorum and his allies.
A large number of families disown gay children, and a tot of students have been abandoned," he says.
Susie's father, for example, wants her to be a "good Chinese daughter" and threatens to disown her if she marries a black man.
PEACE campaigner Colin Parry has called upon Sinn Fein to disown the IRA as he voiced support for the McCartney sisters during their St Patrick's Day visit to the USA.
Immediately preceding Jesus' statement about saving and losing one's life, he says, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny [in Greek aparneomai: disown, renounce claim to] themselves and take up their cross and follow me" (Mark 8:34 - emphasis added).
A digitally signed drawing can be verified for origin -- who signed the drawing; state -- whether it has been altered; and repudiation -- signer cannot disown the drawing.
No such letter has been issued from minister office and we not only disown it but also rebut it", the statement issued by the commerce ministry said.