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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.

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Charles Dickens

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

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia Butler
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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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