disown disown  /dɪs ˈoʊn/


  1. (v) prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
  2. (v) cast off


Derived Word(s)


  1. It would have been easy for him to disown our friendship, but he is not that kind of person.
  2. The Parliament's speaker Aboubacar Sompare who by law should have stepped in as leader-urged soldiers not directly involved in the putsch to disown Camara.
  3. Over the years, the record of this renegade Republican has been loaded with proclamations that have caused many of his fellow conservatives to shy away and even disown him.


  • Sunrun Survey Finds Nearly 92 Million Americans Plan to Participate in “Disownership” this Summer

    Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, today announced the results of a national survey exploring consumer behaviors around renting, borrowing or leasing traditionally-owned items – also known as “disownership.” The survey found that Americans across all ages and geographies are joining the movement, with nearly 40 percent of people, or 92 million Americans1, planning to “disown” this ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  • Refusing to repudiate his pastor Obama said: "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother."
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Daily Star

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