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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
References in periodicals archive ?
If Zulfiqar Mirza doesn't trust the party leadership then the PPP disowns him," Memon said, while addressing the media in Karachi.
When his daughter Debbie hears the explanation for her grandad's black eye, she disowns him too.
Dylan threatens to kill his brother, then disowns him, Janelle kicks him out of the house and Rachel dumps him.
The former examines the gulf between a daughter and her mother who disowns her for being a lesbian--taboo in Korean culture.
Shame on Nature for saying, "the evidence available is not sufficient to justify the publication of the original paper" ("Journal disowns transgene report," SN: 4/13/02, p.
Rhoda's decision to leave with Henry results in a break with her mother, who disowns her for choosing a life with an outlawed man.
But it doesn't contain the legal boilerplate that attorneys say any knowledgeable probate lawyer would have inserted - language that either acknowledges out-of-wedlock kids and provides for them, or denies their existence and disowns them.