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avow

a·vow

avow

 
 
pronunciation:
vaU
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: avowed, avowing, avows
definition 1: to assert or affirm.
The senator has avowed yet again his commitment to tax reform.At the press conference, she avowed that the proposal will have all her support.He avowed that there was no better surgical team than this in the whole world.
synonyms:
assert, avouch, declare, predicate, profess
antonyms:
disavow
similar words:
acknowledge, admit, affirm, allege, aver, concede, contend, maintain, own, pledge, proclaim, say, swear
definition 2: to state openly; admit; confess.
The police detective avowed that his fondness for the suspect affected his judgment in handling the case.While they avowed that what they had done was wrong according to the law, they still felt morally justified in having done it.
synonyms:
acknowledge, admit, confess
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derivation: avower (n.)