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Definition of 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.
More "Own" Quotations

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