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Word of the Day 11/12/20 Avow

Avow (verb)
avow [ uh-vou ]


verb (used with object)
1. to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit: He avowed himself an opponent of all alliances.

OTHER WORDS FROM AVOW
a·vow·a·ble, adjective
a·vow·er, noun
re·a·vow, verb (used with object)
un·a·vow·a·ble, adjective
un·a·vow·a·ble·ness, noun
un·a·vow·a·bly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO AVOW
confess, affirm, avouch, acknowledge, grant, concede, proclaim, assert, admit, swear, allow, aver, maintain, declare, own up, cross one's heart

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Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English avowen < Old French avoue(r) < Latin advocāre.See advocate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AVOW
And if they refuse to so avow, suddenly finding themselves with a challenge from the right?
IMPEACHING OBAMA MAY BE ABSURD, BUT THAT WON’T STOP THE RIGHT-WING FRINGE|MICHAEL TOMASKY|AUGUST 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST

And if they do so avow—well, the worst scenario is as follows.
IMPEACHING OBAMA MAY BE ABSURD, BUT THAT WON’T STOP THE RIGHT-WING FRINGE|MICHAEL TOMASKY|AUGUST 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST

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

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