Origin of avowed
verb (used with object)
Origin of avow
Examples from the Web for avowed
An avowed creationist who consults for a food lobby hardly seems an appropriate choice to fulfill these criteria.
Should an avowed Marxist professor whose field of study is the 0.01 percent therefore be paid $15,000,000 a year?
And it may cease to be a worry at all if the avowed opponents of stop-and-frisk have their way.Antiq Hennis’s Bloody Stroller Shames New York City Mayor’s Race|Michael Daly|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A dishy book from an avowed sociopath has stirred up an awkward debate: perhaps all of us have a bit of the personality disorder.
His avowed goal had once been to get his American citizenship by boxing for the U.S. Olympic team and then turn pro.Boston Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, From Boxing to Bombs|Michael Daly|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They know I'm close to Bobby and they'd like to have him on their side, for all their avowed independence.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
The thing was damaging Lincoln and the friends of freedom more than an avowed Democratic paper could.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
It would seem that society was shocked at the avowed infidelity of the Augustan age.The Apostles|Ernest Renan
Mr. Clayton, of Delaware, declared to the same purpose, and avowed that Northern men could not be expected to consent to this.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
She avowed her determination to conceal the secrets of the government from those who were capable of abusing her confidence.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66|John Lothrop Motley
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.