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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinherit, disownverb

    prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

  2. disown, renounce, repudiateverb

    cast off

    "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"


  1. disownverb

    To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one's own.

    Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didn't go through with marrying Count Paris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disownverb

    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 author will sometimes disown his writings

  2. Disownverb

    to refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny


  1. Disown

    Disown is a four-piece Industrial rock band originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Along with guitar riffs and stabbing electronic synths similar to Nine Inch Nails or Linkin Park, Disown adds an arrangement of melodic, emotional lyrics similar to A Perfect Circle or Tool. Formed in 2000, Disown has shared the stage with HIM, Atreyu, Lacuna Coil, Static-X, Orgy, Godhead, Crossbreed, Mushroomhead, Trust Company, KMFDM and The Apex Theory. The original lineup consisted of Jae Rohrer on vocals and guitar, Mitch Langford on guitar and sequencing, Jesse Rohrer on bass, and Gerry Lakarosky on drums. In 2004, Disown appeared in an article of the Daily Kent Stater written by Mark Bodkin documenting the recording process of their first release "Angels and Atheists." Later that same year, they traveled to the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio to demo three songs with Eric Rickey that would later appear on "Requiem of One." That same year, Disown replaced drummer, Gerry Lakarosky with Scott Kaczmarek. In 2005, Disown secured a spot on the OzzFest 2004 tour performing in front of more than 30,000 people. In 2005, the band secured business with Cleopatra Records and had their single, "Policy of Truth" placed on a tribute to Depeche Mode.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disown

    diz-ōn′, v.t. to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self: to deny: to repudiate, cast off—n. Disown′ment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disown in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of disown in a Sentence

  1. Rahaf Mohammed:

    How could my family disown me simply because I wanted to be independent and escape their abuse? i wanted to be free from oppression and depression. I wanted to be independent.

  2. Joe Biden:

    It's simply a lie, that video is a lie, i'm looking for his campaign to come forward and disown it but they haven't done it yet.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Hard times in life are inevitable, and almost everyone has to go through the rough patches at least once in lifetime. Sometimes those hard times can be real blessings in disguise, for they reveal who your true friends are. The hard times enable you to recognize and appreciate your true friends who stand by your side even during the challenging difficult times, when your fair weather friends disown you and walk away from you. Perhaps God sends those tough times your way, so that your life stream gets rid of the dirt and stones, in my view, and the pure clean stream begins to flow smoothly once again.

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