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1. avow

verb. ['əˈvaʊ'] admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about.

Synonyms

  • acknowledge
  • avouch

Antonyms

  • disavow
  • negate
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • avouer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • advocare (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word avow


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many advertising practitioners avow that the best advertising employs both schools of persuasion in one ad.

Quotes containing the word avow


1. Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences...
- Susan B. Anthony

2. avow

verb. ['əˈvaʊ'] to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.

Synonyms

  • affirm
  • take
  • assert
  • aver
  • tell
  • attest
  • assure
  • claim
  • swear
  • hold
  • declare
  • swan
  • protest

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • pack
  • dock
  • burden

Etymology

  • avouer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • advocare (Latin)
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