\ ə-ˈvau̇d How to pronounce avowed (audio) \

Definition of avowed

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

Examples of avowed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 They were replaced by left-leaning Democrats, most of them avowed enemies of his. Michael Greenberg, The New York Review of Books, 16 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of avowed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Avowed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowed. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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