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Part of speech: Adjective

Belonging to oneself or itself.

Part of speech: Verb

To possess; admit, as a fault.

Part of speech: Verb

To confess: followed by to.

Usage examples "own":
  • And he did own up at last." - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
  • Why, his very name is not his own! - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  • I own I thought of it. - "The Romantic", May Sinclair.