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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 classic literature ?
I know it has been a severe one,' said Ralph, wilfully mistaking the meaning of the interruption, 'and that has made me the more anxious to tell you that I disown this vagabond--that I acknowledge him as no kin of mine--and that I leave him to take his deserts from you, and every man besides.
If you are a seer, whenever you meet a man you will see all that he owns, ay, and much that he pretends to disown, behind him, even to his kitchen furniture and all the trumpery which he saves and will not burn, and he will appear to be harnessed to it and making what headway he can.
Rather would I succumb than disown this one thing; and verily, where there is succumbing and leaf-falling, lo, there doth Life sacrifice itself--for power!
I have heard that she quite astonished her husband by the spirit which she exhibited in this quarrel, and her determination to disown Mrs.
Hemp the officer reads out periodically at the Sheriffs' Court--young gentlemen of very good family often, only that the latter disowns them; frequenters of billiard-rooms and estaminets, patrons of foreign races and gaming- tables.
And with all this, Stepan Arkadyevitch, who liked a joke, was fond of puzzling a plain man by saying that if he prided himself on his origin, he ought not to stop at Rurik and disown the first founder of his family--the monkey.
A marriage with my son, whom I should be compelled to disown, would be followed by years of misery; they would be separated, my dear madam, in a twelvemonth.
And let you never speak a word more in his favour, or you'll disown your own father, likewise, and what your father says of him he'll have to come to say of you.
His own father therefore, disowns him for ever and ever, as a unnat'ral young beggar.
Now, sir," says he, "these men may, when they please, or when occasion presents, abandon these women, disown their children, leave them to perish, and take other women, and marry them while these are living;" and here he added, with some warmth, "How, sir, is God honoured in this unlawful liberty?
It's too late to get him off the ballot paper, but Nicola Sturgeon still has plenty of time to publicly disown him as a candidate.
ISLAMABAD -- PTI central leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said only one statement of Sartaj Aziz has completely white washed peration Zarbe Azb to nullity adding the statement issued by foreign office is not sufficient but they will have to disown the statement.