verb (used with object)
- avoirdupois weight,
- avoirdupois weights,
- avon lake,
Origin of avow
Examples from the Web for avow
And if they refuse to so avow, suddenly finding themselves with a challenge from the right?
And if they do so avow—well, the worst scenario is as follows.
The Declaration, as might be expected where the Government could not avow its real motives, was a somewhat pitiful document.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688|David Hannay
For my part, I deem it better to approach the question and settle it at once, and avow it openly.Discussion on American Slavery|George Thompson
He handed the driver a subsidy which caused the man to avow his willingness to wait till morning if necessary.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
At this moment I announce and avow myself a true and convinced Socialist.The Socialist|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
What Mr. Froude expressed other people felt, though perhaps they would not have cared to avow it so honestly.Seeing and Hearing|George W. E. Russell
Word Origin for avow
early 13c., from Anglo-French avouer, Old French avoer "acknowledge, accept, recognize," especially as a protector (Modern French avouer), from Latin advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowed; avowing.