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synonyms for disown

  • disavow
  • discard
  • disclaim
  • renounce
  • repudiate
  • retract
  • abandon
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • deny
  • disallow
  • reject
  • cast off
  • disacknowledge
  • divorce oneself from
  • refuse to recognize
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antonyms for disown

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  • admit
  • allow
  • approve
  • accept
  • acknowledge
  • avow
  • claim
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How to use disown in a sentence

He’d love for the outdoor industry to embrace its partnership with oil and gas, not disavow or disown it.
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Yes, Kim showed that you could film a sex tape and still go on to a mainstream career, following in the footsteps of her former boss Paris Hilton, but she could only accomplish this feat because someone “leaked” her sex tape, and she disowned it.
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Not that she disowned her claim Thursday that no plane had struck the building, mind you, but the line was at least an acknowledgment that some part of her past rhetoric demanded clarification.
GREENE BRINGS HER EMBRACE OF FALSE CLAIMS BACK TO LEVELS ACCEPTABLE FOR HER CAUCUSPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A day after he sparked the revolt, Hawley’s political mentor disowned him.
IN THE LONG GAME, EVEN INSURRECTION MAY NOT DISQUALIFY PRESIDENTIAL HOPESPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 8, 2021TIME
His mother, he recalled, was merciless about grammar and proper names, once threatening to disown him for saying “Tiffany’s” instead of “Tiffany.”
DANIEL MENAKER, AUTHOR AND CELEBRATED EDITOR AT THE NEW YORKER AND RANDOM HOUSE, DIES AT 79HARRISON SMITHOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Many were disowned by their family, fired from their workplace or dishonorably discharged from the military.
HOW THE NEW YORK MEDIA COVERED THE STONEWALL RIOTSLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
But thou, O my Provence, bePg 195 not disturbed about the sons that disown thee and repudiate thy speech.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
He wanted to run away, longed to disown all knowledge of the vulgar creature who accompanied him.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
The Corporation would virtuously disown him and leave him to face a ten-year rap in Penal Colony.
INSIDEKICKJESSE FRANKLIN BONE
To disown allegiance altogether never for a moment coincides with his sense of the becoming.
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WORDS RELATED TO DISOWN

  • back out
  • desert
  • disown
  • forsake
  • jilt
  • leave
  • leave behind
  • quit
  • reject
  • renounce
  • throw over
  • walk out on
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