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avowed at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

adj [only before noun] admitted or said publicly// --an avowed atheist//

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

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "avowed":
accepted, acknowledged, admitted, affirmed, alleged, allowed,
announced, approved, asserted, asseverated, attested,
authenticated, averred, avouched, certified, claimed, conceded,
confessed, confirmed, countersigned, declared, deposed, endorsed,
enunciated, granted, hypocritical, in name only, manifestoed,
notarized, ostensible, pledged, predicated, pretended, pretexted,
professed, pronounced, purported, ratified, received, recognized,
sealed, signed, so-called, specious, stamped, stated, sworn,
sworn and affirmed, sworn to, underwritten, validated, vouched,
vouched for, vowed, warranted

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

Avowed \A*vowed"\, a.
Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted. -- {A*vow"ed*ly},

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}.

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

adj : openly declared as such; "an avowed enemy"; "her professed
love of everything about that country"; "McKinley was
assassinated by a professed anarchist" [syn: {avowed(a)},

avowed at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: suffix » avow|ed


* Inter: rhymes » aʊd


  • Inter: past of » avow


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • openly acknowledged
    1. positively stated
    2. asserted under oath, or vow
    3. 1678, Category: w - :John Bunyan|John Bunyan, Category: s - :The Pilgrims Progress|The Pilgrim's Progress'':
    4. : His first avowed intent, to be a pilgrim - Who would true valour see

      Derived terms

      * avowedly

      Related terms

      * avowable

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