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avow Explained

avow at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1220, from O.Fr. avouer "acknowledge, accept," especially as a protector, from L. advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch, which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. ///

avow at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: avouer, from Latin advocare; ADVOCATE2]// formal to make a public statement about something you believe in// --He avowed his commitment to Marxist ideals.// -- avowal n [U and C] //

avow at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "avow":
accept, acknowledge, admit, admit everything, affirm,
agree provisionally, allege, allow, announce, annunciate, argue,
assent grudgingly, assert, assever, asseverate, attest, aver,
avouch, bear witness, certify, claim, come clean, concede, confess,
contend, cop a plea, declare, defend, depone, depose, disclose,
enunciate, express, express general agreement, express the belief,
give evidence, go along with, grant, have, hold, insist,
issue a manifesto, lay down, let on, maintain, manifesto,
not oppose, open up, out with it, own, own up, plead guilty,
predicate, pretend, pretext, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest,
protest too much, purport, put, put it, recognize, say, set down,
speak, speak out, speak up, spill, spill it, spit it out,
stand for, stand on, state, submit, swear, tell all,
tell the truth, testify, vindicate, vouch, vow, warrant, witness,

AVOW at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

3 having features or qualities that make sth seem interesting and worth having
an attractive offer / proposition * They are able to offer attractive career opportunities to graduates.
attractively adverb:
The room is arranged very attractively. * attractively priced hotel rooms
attractiveness noun [U]:
the attractiveness of travelling abroadadjective
[not before noun] ~ to sb/sth (written) probably caused by the thing mentioned:
Their illnesses are attributable to a poor diet.verb, noun
verb [VN]
1 ~ sth to sth to say or believe that sth is the result of a particular thing:
She attributes her success to hard

Avow at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Avow \A*vow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Avowed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
{Avowing}.] [F. avouver, fr. L. advocare to call to (whence
the meanings, to call upon as superior; recognize as lord,
own, confess); ad + vocare to call. See {Advocate},
1. To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to
own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles
or his crimes.

Which I to be the of Israel's God Avow, and
challenge Dagon to the test. --Milton.

2. (Law) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See
{Avowry}. --Blackstone.

Syn: To acknowledge; own; confess. See {Confess}.

Avow \A*vow"\, n. [Cf. F. aveu.]
Avowal. [Obs.] --Dryden.

Avow \A*vow"\, v. t. & i. [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow,
fr. L. votun. See {Vote}, n.]
To bind, or to devote, by a vow. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

Avow \A*vow"\, n.
A vow or determination. [Archaic]

avow at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before
God I swear I am innocent" [syn: {affirm}, {verify}, {assert},
{aver}, {swan}, {swear}]
2: admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about [syn: {avouch}]
[ant: {disavow}]

avow at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » lang=fro|avouer, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lang=la|advocare||to call to, call upon, hence to call as a witness, defender, patron, or advocate, from Inter: term » lang=la|ad||to + Inter: term » lang=la|vocare||to call.


* Inter: rhymes » aʊ


Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To declare openly and boldly, as something believed to be right; to own, acknowledge or confess frankly.
    1. : Vito avowed to take revenge on the man who murdered his father.


      * disavow

      Related terms

      Inter: rel-to » p

  • advocate
  • avowable
  • avowably
  • avowal

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • avowance
    • avowed
    • avowedly
    • avower

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » declare openly
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|признавам
  • Chinese: 公开说 (gōngkāi shuō)
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|myöntää avoimesti, Inter: t+ » fi|tunnustaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|avouer
  • Japanese: 公言する (こうげんする, kōgen suru)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|изјавува|tr=izjávuva
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|mărturisi
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|aidich
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|confesar, Inter: t+ » es|admitir, Inter: t+ » es|reconocer
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|itiraf etmek, Inter: t- » tr|açıkça söylemek, Inter: t+ » tr|ilan etmek

    Inter: trans-botto » m

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