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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 ?
I haven't done much renouncing or disowning, but I suspect not.
If you really think they're capable of disowning you, it's probably a good idea to hold off telling them until you feel you're prepared to support yourself emotionally and can risk rejection.
In short, far from somehow disowning celibacy, the Council Fathers praised it, making it clear that the tradition must be maintained.
But the former PM is known to be furious at Hague for disowning the last Government and has vowed never to serve under him.