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Definition 1: cast off - [verb of communication]

Samples where disown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She renounced her husband
  • The parents repudiated their son

Synonyms for disown in the sense of this definition

(disown is a kind of ...) refuse to accept or acknowledge

"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"

(... is a kind of disown ) abandon one's beliefs or allegiances

(... is a kind of disown ) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

"He retracted his earlier statements about his religion" "She abjured her beliefs"

(... is a kind of disown ) take back what one has said

"He swallowed his words"

(... is a kind of disown ) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

"The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

(... is a kind of disown ) refuse to accept or believe

"He denied his fatal illness"

Definition 2: prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for disown in the sense of this definition

(disown is a kind of ...) keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

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