- to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit: He avowed himself an opponent of all alliances.
Origin of avow
Related Words for avowconfess, affirm, avouch, acknowledge, grant, concede, proclaim, assert, admit, swear, allow, aver, maintain, declare
Examples from the Web for avow
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of avow
It is wise, and may be useful, on all proper occasions, to avow our convictions.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
All mankind are like us, but they have not the candour to avow it.'Barnaby Rudge
As it was, I found it impossible to avow the one without the other.Bardelys the Magnificent
He was forced to avow the wisdom of my counsel, and to be guided by it.The Suitors of Yvonne
I have at least reached the point in life where men not only have convictions but avow them.'Lord Kilgobbin
- to state or affirm
- to admit openly
- law rare to justify or maintain (some action taken)