Own

Definition of Own

Pronunciation: ōn
v. t.1.To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love.
The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide;
But his sagacious eye an inmate owns.
- Keats.
a.1.Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; - most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price.
To hold one's own
to keep or maintain one's possessions; to yield nothing; esp., to suffer no loss or disadvantage in a contest.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.
[imp. & p. p. Owned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Owning.]

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accept, acknowledge, admit, admit everything, agree provisionally, allow, assent grudgingly, avow, by one, come clean, concede, confess, cop a plea, enjoy, express general agreement, free and clear, go along with, grant, have, have title to, held, hold, in fee, in fee simple, in hand, in seisin, in stock, in store, let on, not oppose, on hand, open up, out with it, own up, owned, plead guilty, possessed, recognize, retain, spill, spill it, spit it out, tell all, tell the truth, warrant, yield
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