Avowing
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. [1913 Webster]

Which I to be the of Israel's God Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See {Avowry}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To acknowledge; own; confess. See {Confess}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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