The difference between Disown and Reject

When used as verbs, disown means to refuse to own, or to refuse to acknowledge one's own, whereas reject means to refuse to accept.

Reject is also noun with the meaning: something that is rejected.

check bellow for the other definitions of Disown and Reject

  1. Disown as a verb (transitive):

    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."

  2. Disown as a verb (transitive):

    To repudiate any connection to; to renounce.


    "synonyms: disavow disclaim Thesaurus:repudiate"

  3. Disown as a verb (transitive, computing, Unix):

    To detach (a job or process) so that it can continue to run even when the user who launched it ends his/her login session.

  1. Reject as a verb (transitive):

    To refuse to accept.


    "She even rejected my improved offer."

  2. Reject as a verb (basketball):

    To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

  3. Reject as a verb:

    To refuse a romantic advance.


    "I've been rejected three times this week."

  1. Reject as a noun:

    Something that is rejected.

  2. Reject as a noun (derogatory, _, slang):

    An unpopular person.

  3. Reject as a noun (colloquial):

    a rejected defective product in a production line