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Definition of disown:

  1. To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.
  2. 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.


negate, retract, disconfirm, finish with, forswear, refuse, deny, disinherit, disavow, disacknowledge, abjure, recant, disaffirm, disallow, split up, cut off, negative, accept, repudiate, break up, recall, cast off, refute, contradict, gainsay, foreswear, defriend, dump, break off, revoke, fall out.

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