avow


avow

verb \ə-ˈva\

: to declare or state (something) in an open and public way

Full Definition of AVOW

transitive verb
1
:  to declare assuredly <she avowed her innocence>
2
:  to declare openly, bluntly, and without shame <ever ready to avow his reactionary outlook>
avow·er \-ˈva(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of AVOW

  1. <avowed that the colonization of Mars in our lifetime is not only possible but probable>
  2. <avowed their undying love for each other>

Origin of AVOW

Middle English, from Anglo-French avuer, avouer, from Latin advocare
First Known Use: 14th century

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