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own

 
pronunciation:
on
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: belonging to oneself or itself alone.
This hat was bought with my own money.
synonyms:
personal
similar words:
individual, particular, private
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one's property, inheritance, destiny, or what is felt to be one's due or potential.
synonyms:
belongings, possession, property
similar words:
destiny, inheritance, legacy, stuff, things
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: owned, owning, owns
definition 1: to have possession of, esp. by some right or law.
synonyms:
have, possess
similar words:
hold, keep, maintain, preserve, retain, run
definition 2: to admit or confess to (having, doing, or feeling) (usu. fol. by up to or to).
He owned up to his mistake after we questioned him for awhile.
synonyms:
admit, avouch, avow, concede, confess
antonyms:
deny, disclaim
similar words:
acknowledge, declare, disclose, divulge, reveal
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to admit guilt; confess (usu. fol. by to or up).
I wish he would own up about the damage.
synonyms:
confess
similar words:
concede, declare
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  • owner:
    a person who owns something.