Own

Own Own ([=o]n), v. t. [OE. unnen to grant, permit, be pleased with, AS. unnan to grant; akin to OS. giunnan, G. g["o]nnen, Icel. unna; of uncertain origin. This word has been confused with own to possess.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide; But his sagacious eye an inmate owns. --Keats. [1913 Webster]


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  • Own — Own, a. [OE. owen, awen, auen, aughen, AS. [=a]gen, p. p. of [=a]gan to possess; akin to OS. [=e]gan, G. & D. eigen, Icel. eiginn, Sw. & Dan. egen. [root]110. See {Owe}.] Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Own — Own, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Owned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Owning}.] [OE. ohnien, ahnien, AS. [=a]gnian, fr. [=a]gen own, a. See {Own}, a.] To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • own — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English owen, from Old English āgen; akin to Old High German eigan own, Old Norse eiginn, Old English āgan to possess more at owe Date: before 12th century 1. belonging to oneself or itself usually used following a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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