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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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Despite being the biological mother, the grade-18 officer, Huma Ruqayya Safdar, of Office Management Group disowned the daughter who requires the mother's consent to travel abroad for treatment.
But Gabriel Changson Chang, political leader of the group and Peter Gatdet Yak, chairman of the military command council of the military wing of the faction, in separate interviews with Sudan Tribune on Monday and Tuesday protested the development and denied they approved the coming of advance team and that the person who authorized the coming of the advance team without their knowledge and approval has been disowned from the leadership, urging the government to not consider the team as official representatives of their faction.
"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.
PML-N disowns Mashhood's remarks about ties with establishment
He was against them getting married in church five years ago and now virtually disowns them.
Queen Elizabeth II didn't disown and kick out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the royal family despite reports.
Arun's father Vinod told how he had disowned the pair after being "humiliated" at the wedding.