Meaning of “disown” in the English Dictionary

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"disown" in British English

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disownverb [ T not continuous ]

uk /dɪˈsəʊn/ us /dɪˈsoʊn/

to make it known that you no longer have any connection with someone that you were closely connected with:

It's a story set in the last century about a girl whose parents disowned her when she married a foreigner.

(Definition of “disown” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disown" in American English

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disownverb [ T ]

us /dɪsˈoʊn/

to state that you no longer have any connection with someone that you used to be closely connected with

(Definition of “disown” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)