Definition of 'disown'
Example sentences containing 'disown'
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If I divorce him my family will disown me. The Sun (2016)He says he will do anything to win me back but I know my family will disown me if we get together again. The Sun (2016)There were unconfirmed reports in local media that some members of her family had disowned her. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She said her family would disown her. The Sun (2010)Right now my family has disowned me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My family would disown me if they knew. The Sun (2012)His family disowned him when he got with me because they thought we were too young. The Sun (2009)He was disowned by his family after his arrest. The Sun (2011)He says he loves me but cannot leave her because his family would disown him. The Sun (2014)But he could not escape the marriage because he would be disowned by his family. The Sun (2011)My family would not disown me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Will he disown his own son? The Sun (2015)We're happy but his family have disowned him. The Sun (2009)His family disowned him for converting, and his life has been difficult since. Christianity Today (2000)My mother was disowned by her family; they held a wake for her and acted as if she was dead. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And now her family have disowned her, who will be there for her when the years begin to catch up? The Sun (2010)When I got pregnant my family disowned me and life was hard. The Sun (2014)Saying no would mean my family would disown me and I had to prepare myself for that. The Sun (2011)It was wonderful but I think our family would disown us completely if they knew. The Sun (2015)Friends and family will disown me if I leave my wife given the current situation. The Sun (2012)I don't know what he said but my biological father called me and said that his son had disowned him. The Sun (2014)Your next message to me is likely to be you feeling sorry for yourself because you've been dumped by your girlfriend and disowned by your family. The Sun (2016)
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Used Occasionally. disown is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'disown'
British English: disown VERB
If you disown someone or something, you say or show that you no longer want to have any connection with them or any responsibility for them.
The man is no longer my son. I disown him.
Definition of disown from the Collins English Dictionary
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