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own    : ['on]
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.
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The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide;
But his sagacious eye an inmate owns. --Keats.
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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 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. "No man was his
own [i. e., no man was master of himself, or in possession of
his senses]." --Shak.
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{To hold one's own}, to keep or maintain one's possessions;
to yield nothing; esp., to suffer no loss or disadvantage
in a contest. --Shak.
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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, to own a
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adj 1: belonging to or on behalf of a specified person
(especially yourself); preceded by a possessive; "for
your own use"; "do your own thing"; "she makes her own
clothes"; "`ain' is Scottish" [synonym: {own(a)}, {ain}]
v 1: have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in
Florida"; "How many cars does she have?" [synonym: {own},
{have}, {possess}]

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