Definition of disown verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disown

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈoʊn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disown
BrE BrE//dɪsˈəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈoʊn//
 
he / she / it disowns
BrE BrE//dɪsˈəʊnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈoʊnz//
 
past simple disowned
BrE BrE//dɪsˈəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈoʊnd//
 
past participle disowned
BrE BrE//dɪsˈəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈoʊnd//
 
-ing form disowning
BrE BrE//dɪsˈəʊnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈoʊnɪŋ//
 
 
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disown somebody/something to decide that you no longer want to be connected with or responsible for somebody/something Her family disowned her for marrying a foreigner. Later he publicly disowned the rebellion. They have never disowned their humble roots.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disown