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own

 
 
pronunciation:
on
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: belonging to oneself or itself alone.
I bought this hat with my own money.
synonyms:
personal
similar words:
individual, particular, private
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one's property, inheritance, fate, or what is felt to be one's due or potential.
When he turned sixteen, he came into his own as both an athlete and a student.
synonyms:
belongings, property
similar words:
destiny, inheritance, legacy, stuff, things
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: owned, owning, owns
definition 1: to have possession of, especially by some right or law.
We own our house and the two acres of land around it.
synonyms:
have, possess
similar words:
hold, keep, maintain, preserve, retain, run
definition 2: to admit or confess to (usually followed by "up to" or "to").
He owned up to his mistake after they questioned him.
synonyms:
admit, concede, confess
antonyms:
deny
similar words:
acknowledge, declare, disclose, reveal
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  • owner:
    a person who owns something.