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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 ?
FOE ALAN KEYES, conservative moral watchdog and former presidential candidate, for effectively disowning and refusing to pay college tuition for his daughter Maya when she came out.
Jethro tries to sort out the conflict in his own mind as two older brothers leave to fight in the Union Army and one goes to fight for the Confederacy, leaving the family open to violent attack for not publicly disowning the act of their son and brother in going to fight for the South.
When Wong is arrested by the British and could avoid deportation by disowning the White Crane coolie Brotherhood, he refuses to do so in a very powerful speech, even though, as a scholar, he disagrees with nearly everything the Brotherhood believes in.
Zedillo later came up with a "Presidential Initiative" on Chiapas, effectively disowning the San Andres program.
Moreover, what if, contrary to the established Canadian tradition of disowning anyone who dares to seek and find success elsewhere, we were to expand and ventilate our notion of what's Canadian to include what Canadians are doing on the globe pop-culture stage?"
I haven't done much renouncing or disowning, but I suspect not.
Baquba / NINA /- The head of the Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri announced his disowning from every sectarian person carrying out sectarian acts in the province of Diyala.
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.
The passage concludes by asking the faithful to cherish and pray for "this precious gift of priestly celibacy." In short, far from somehow disowning celibacy, the Council Fathers praised it, making it clear that the tradition must be maintained.