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Definition of Own

Own

  1. 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.
  2. Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price.
  3. To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.

Own Quotations

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Steve Jobs
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Own Translations

own in Afrikaans is besit, eie
own in Danish is egen, besidde, eje
own in Dutch is rijk zijn, bezitten, erop nahouden
own in Finnish is oma, omistaa
own in German is eigen, eigene, besitzen, eigen, zugeben
own in Italian is proprio, possedere
own in Spanish is propio, poseer, conceder
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