I (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, disannul, disavow, disbelieve, disclaim, disprove, disregard, dissent, forswear, hold no brief for, impugn, infitiari, invalidate, 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, traverse, undo, vacate, void II (refuse to acknowledge) verb abandon, abjure, 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, renounce, repudiare, repudiate, repulse, scorn, spurn associated concepts: disown a child III index condemn (ban), defect, deny (contradict), deprive, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disdain, disinherit, exclude, expel, rebuff, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, surrender (give back), waive

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  • Disown — Dis*own , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disowned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disowning}.] 1. To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one s self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one s self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disown — 1620s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + OWN (Cf. own) (v.). Related: Disowned; disowning …   Etymology dictionary

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