\ 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 avowed Trump supporter has expressed skepticism about Dominion's integrity. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Dominion informs MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell of 'imminent' lawsuit," 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, "Our 2020 Election Guide," 1 Apr. 2020 The Trump Administration is an avowed supporter of energy export projects in general, and Jordan Cove in particular. oregonlive, "Oregon denies key permit for Jordan Cove LNG project on eve of federal decision," 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, "Trump rewriting rules to expedite gas pipeline projects, including Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector projects in southern Oregon," 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, "Emergency Responder," 16 Apr. 2020 Biden landed several surprising victories and took the delegate lead from Sanders, the race's former front-runner, sealing his place as an alternative to the avowed socialist. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "'Karl Marx Jr.': Howard Stern warns Democrats Bernie Sanders 'ain't going to win the general election'," 5 Mar. 2020 The Democratic nomination is as likely as not to go to an avowed enemy of its establishment who is not even a member of the party. Time, "Forget Iowa. The Democrats Now Have Bigger 2020 Problems," 6 Feb. 2020 With a single drone strike, President Donald Trump did more than just take out an avowed enemy of the United States. Washington Post, "AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST," 3 Jan. 2020

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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 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of avowed

: openly declared

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