What does avow mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

  2. avow, avouch(verb)

    admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about

Wiktionary

  1. avow(Verb)

    To declare openly and boldly, as something believed to be right; to own, acknowledge or confess frankly.

    Vito avowed to take revenge on the man who murdered his father.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avow(verb)

    to declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes

    Etymology: [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See Vote, n.]

  2. Avow(verb)

    to acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry

    Etymology: [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See Vote, n.]

  3. Avow(noun)

    avowal

    Etymology: [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See Vote, n.]

  4. Avow(noun)

    to bind, or to devote, by a vow

    Etymology: [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See Vote, n.]

  5. Avow(noun)

    a vow or determination

    Etymology: [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See Vote, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avow

    a-vow′, v.t. to declare openly: to own or confess: to affirm or maintain: (law) to justify an act done.—n. a solemn promise: a vow.—pa.p. as adj. self-acknowledged.—adj. Avow′able.—ns. Avow′ableness, Avow′ance (obs.); Avow′al, a positive declaration: a frank confession.—adv. Avow′edly.—n. Avow′ry (law), the act of avowing and justifying in one's own right the distraining of goods: (obs.) advocacy considered as personified in a patron saint. [O. Fr. avouer, orig. to swear fealty to—L. ad, and Low L. votārevotum, a vow. See Vow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avow in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of avow in a Sentence

  1. William Harvey:

    I avow myself the partisan of truth alone.

  2. Edgar Allan Poe:

    Take this kiss upon the brow and, in parting from you now, thus much let me avow -- you are not wrong who deem that my days have been a dream yet if hope has flown away in a night, or in a day, in a vision, or in none, is it therefore the less gone all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

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