Definition of avow
- She avowed her innocence.
- ever ready to avow his reactionary outlook
avowed that the colonization of Mars in our lifetime is not only possible but probable
avowed their undying love for each other
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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feeling or showing sorrow and remorse
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