A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to repudiate)
a. repudiar
Her family disowned her when she married outside their religion.Su familia la repudió cuando se casó con un hombre que no era de su religión.
b. renegar de
He would disown his country if he thought it might be to his advantage.Renegaría de su país si creyera que ganaba algo con ello.
c. no conocer (humorous)
I shall disown you if you come out dressed like that.Yo, si sales vestido así, no te conozco.
2. (to deny any connection with)
a. no reconocer como propio
The defendant disowned the signature on the document.El acusado no reconoció la firma del documento como propia.
b. renegar de
The politician has publicly made this statement so many times, he cannot now disown it.El político hizo esta afirmación tantas veces públicamente que ahora no puede renegar de ella.
c. desconocer
The director disowned any responsibility for the closing of the factory.El director desconoció toda responsabilidad por el cierre de la fábrica.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (wife, child)
a. repudiar
2. (country)
a. renegar de
3. (statement)
a. no reconocer como propio(a)
disown [dɪsˈəʊn]
transitive verb
1 (repudiate) [+son, daughter, husband, wife] desconocer; repudiar
2 (deny) [+responsibility] negar
this allowed him to disown responsibility for his actions
[+belief] renegar de
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