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  • Of or belonging to oneself or itself: She makes her own clothes.
  • That which belongs to one: I wanted a room of my own.
  • To have or possess as property: owns a chain of restaurants.
  • To have control over: For a time, enemy planes owned the skies.
  • To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge.
  • To make a full confession or acknowledgment: When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
  • on (one's) own By one's own efforts: She got the job on her own.
  • on (one's) own Responsible for oneself; independent of outside help or control: He is now out of college and on his own.