how to pronounce disown


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disown is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of disown in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… I want to disown her I want her to stop …”

meanings of disown


  1. To refuse to own, or to refuse to acknowledge one's own.
  2. To repudiate any connection to; to renounce.
  3. To detach (a job or process) so that it can continue to run even when the user who launched it ends his/her login session.

disown frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word disown occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics disown can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that disown can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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