Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of avow.
  • adj. openly acknowledged
  • adj. positively stated
  • adj. asserted under oath, or vow

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Declared; open.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. openly declared as such

Etymologies

avow +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Actually, I’ve been known to be witty for a full ten minutes,” Gawain avowed with a lift of his eyebrows.

    DIALOGUE • by Resha Caner

  • The reclaimed faithful need only forgo the ordination of women and of (I think I should here add the word avowed) homosexuals.

    The Men Who Made England

  • It is why Israelis recently voted in right winger Binyamin Netanyahu and why he, in turn, was compelled to name avowed racist Avigdor Lieberman, founder of far-right Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home party, whose electoral base are the immigrants from the former Soviet Union) as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel.

    The Circular Dangers of John Hagee, AIPAC and Netanyahu

  • Lordships, -- that is, his avowed appointment of spies and under-agents, who shall carry on the real state business, while there are public and ostensible agents who are not in the secret.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

  • There is a rally waiting for you – 'avowed' protectors of our Constitution and our civil liberties (yeah sure) - in front of the offices of Marco "Amex" Rubio!!!

    Poll: Tea Party allies deny racism element, critics say otherwise

  • Obama is not an "avowed" Marxist and I'll bet next month's rent that you cannot define Marxism.

    How a capital gains tax break could get cash to startups

  • GCHQ's cover was blown by Time Out in 1976, but it was only officially "avowed" in 1982 when Geoffrey Prime, a former linguist at GCHQ, was jailed for 38 years for passing secrets to the Russians over a 14-year period.

    Not so secret: deal at the heart of UK-US intelligence

  • I especially like the distinction between the "avowed" state, whether in the form of marriage or consecrated life, and the charism of freedom that characterizes the state of those who are called to singlehood.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Both consecrated and married life are "avowed" forms of vocation: they are constituted by specific promises.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • But for the Christian belief system, Anthony could be an "avowed" Buddhist...

    Interesting Christian...

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