: openly acknowledged or declared
an avowed liberal/conservative
: asserted to be true or real : professed
their avowed purpose/goal/aim/intention

Examples of avowed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An avowed white supremacist writing about Indigenous peoples is unlikely to fly these days. John Warner, Chicago Tribune, 9 July 2022 The suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, is an avowed white supremacist. New York Times, 15 June 2022 An avowed white supremacist is back in federal custody, one of five men who prosecutors say busted through a Southeast Portland pawn shop last month using a sledgehammer and stole 47 guns worth about $20,000. oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 An avowed minimalist, Ogle moves from place to place with few possessions. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 25 Nov. 2021 The avowed Trump supporter has expressed skepticism about Dominion's integrity. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, 18 Jan. 2021 Christopher Smith for The New York Times Jane King, a financial investor from Boston who describes herself as progressive, began the presidential primary as an avowed supporter of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 The Trump Administration is an avowed supporter of energy export projects in general, and Jordan Cove in particular. oregonlive, 20 Feb. 2020 The Trump Administration is an avowed supporter of the Jordan Cove project and has been heavily lobbied by gas producers in western states looking to expedite its approval to gain access to Asian export markets. oregonlive.com, 27 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of avowed was in the 14th century

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“Avowed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowed. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: openly declared or admitted
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