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Synonyms for disown

Synonyms for disown

to refuse to recognize or acknowledge

Synonyms for disown

prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting


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And let you never speak a word more in his favour, or you'll disown your own father, likewise, and what your father says of him he'll have to come to say of you.
I have heard that she quite astonished her husband by the spirit which she exhibited in this quarrel, and her determination to disown Mrs.
Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me.
Neither shall I disown, that in speaking I am apt to fall into the voice and manner of the HOUYHNHNMS, and hear myself ridiculed on that account, without the least mortification.
And as I didn't disown him, as I knew him - which you at last, confronted with him in his difference, so cruelly didn't, my dear, - well, he must have been, you see, less dreadful to me.
I know it has been a severe one,' said Ralph, wilfully mistaking the meaning of the interruption, 'and that has made me the more anxious to tell you that I disown this vagabond--that I acknowledge him as no kin of mine--and that I leave him to take his deserts from you, and every man besides.
Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it.
The FDP forthwith disowns all those persons who are in the advance team and cease to enjoy any membership in FDP," the statement bearing the name of Gabriel Changson and which he confirmed reads in part.
KARACHI -- Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Tuesday the Pakistan Peoples Party disowns the party's estranged leader Zulfiqar Mirza following his tirade against the party's cochairperson, Asif Zardari.