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avow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of avow

  1. 1 to state as a fact usually forcefully <avowed that the colonization of Mars in our lifetime is not only possible but probable> Synonyms affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, claim, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrantRelated Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms deny, gainsay

  2. 2 to state clearly and strongly <avowed their undying love for each other> Synonyms affirm, aver, avouch, assert, declare, guarantee, lay down, professRelated Words advance, advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; announce, blaze, call, proclaim, pronounce, say; accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, underline, underscore; advocate, champion, defend, espouse, support, uphold; assure, convince, persuade; explain, justify, rationalize; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook




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