Disown vs Accept - What's the difference?

disown | accept |


As verbs the difference between disown and accept

is that disown is to refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own while accept is to receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.

As an adjective accept is

(obsolete) accepted.

disown

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.
  • Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to ''disown'' their daughter Juliet if she didn't go through with marrying Count Paris.

    Usage notes

    Particularly used of parents regarding their children, and stronger than the similar estrange, which can also be used of children regarding their parents, or of siblings.

    Synonyms

    * disavow * disclaim

    accept

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
  • * (rfdate)
  • She accepted of a treat.
  • * (rfdate), Psalms 20:3
  • The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
  • To admit to a place or a group.
  • The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.
  • To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
  • I accept the fact that Christ lived.
  • To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
  • To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
  • I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  • To endure patiently.
  • I accept my punishment.
  • (transitive, legal, business) To agree to pay.
  • To receive officially
  • to accept the report of a committee
  • To receive something willingly.
  • I accept .

    Synonyms

    * receive * take * withtake * admit

    Antonyms

    * reject * decline

    Derived terms

    * accepted * acceptedly * accepter * acceptive * accept a bill * accept person * accept service

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Accepted.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), , V-ii
  • Pass our accept and peremptory answer.
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