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avow


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}, 
  {Avouch}.] 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avow  \A*vow"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  aveu.] 
  Avowal.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avow  \A*vow"\,  n. 
  A  vow  or  determination.  [Archaic] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avow 
  v  1:  to  declare  or  affirm  as  true:  "Before  God  I  swear  I  am 
  innocent."  [syn:  {affirm},  {assert},  {aver},  {swan},  {swear}] 
  2:  admit  openly  and  bluntly;  make  no  bones  about  [syn:  {avouch}] 
  [ant:  {disavow}] 




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