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Definition for: own

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

Old English āgnian.

Pronunciation

  • ( RP ): IPA: /əʊn/ , / @Un /
  • ( US ): /ōn/, IPA: /oʊn/ , / oUn /
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Verb

to own ( third-person singular simple present owns , present participle owning , simple past owned , past participle owned )

  1. ( transitive ) To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital).
    I own this car.
  2. ( transitive ) To acknowledge responsibility for.
    I have to own this problem.
  3. ( transitive ) To defeat.
    I will own my enemies.

Synonyms

Translations

have rightful possession of

  • Dutch: bezitten
  • Finnish: omistaa
  • French: posséder
  • German: besitzen
  • Italian: possedere
  • Polish: posiadać
  • Portuguese: possuir
  • Spanish: poseer
  • Swedish: äga

acknowledge responsibility for

  • Finnish: tunnustaa
  • German: eingestehen, zugeben
  • Spanish: reconocer, admitir
  • Swedish: erkänna, tillstå, vidgå

defeat

  • French: vaincre
  • Italian: sconfiggere
  • Polish: pokonać
  • Spanish: vencer, derrotar
  • Swedish: besegra
  • Arabic : مَلَكَ
  • Ido : proprietar
  • Old English : āgan

Etymology

Old English āgen.

Determiner

own

  1. ( used with posessive ) Belonging to.
    That's Bob's own car there.

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Other Translations for "own"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codeown
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Pig Latinownway

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