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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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
   house.
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