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Definition of own:

  1. Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price.
  2. To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love.
  3. To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.

Synonyms:

induce, give birth, avouch, ain, owned, profess, deliver, witness, have got, its, allow, testify, confess, personal, accept, experience, take, aver, knowledge, his, declare, throw, keep, proclaim, bear, retain, private, suffer, sustain, get, make, ingest, concede, affirm, admit, yours, individual, acknowledge, receive, protest, grant, avow, stimulate, feature, give, birth, cause, fess up, very own, theirs, take in, consume, hers, let.

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