How to use
agnian, from agen
transitive not in progressive
to have something which belongs to you, especially because you have bought it, been given it etc and it is legally yours
The building is owned by the local council.
You need to get permission from the farmer who owns the land.
Many more people now own their own homes.
the cost of owning a car
belonging to the government or a private organization
a privately owned company
as if/as though/like you own the place
to behave in a way that is too confident and upsets other people
She acts like she owns the place!
They walked in as if they owned the place.
to admit that something is true
I own that I judged her harshly at first.
I must own to a feeling of anxiety.
to admit that you have done something wrong, especially something that is not serious
Come on, own up. Who broke it?
own up to (doing) something
No one owned up to breaking the window.
He was too frightened to own up to his mistake.
He still wouldn't own up to the fact that he'd lied.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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