Character 4
Hyphenation a vow
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Definitions and meanings of "Avow"

What do we mean by avow?

To acknowledge or declare openly and unashamedly. transitive verb

To state positively; declare. transitive verb

An avowal; a bold declaration. noun

To bind with a vow.

2. To devote or dedicate by a vow; vow.

To vow to do or keep; promise; undertake.

To bind one's self by a vow; make a vow; vow.

To own or acknowledge obligation or relation to, as a person: as, he avowed him for his son.

To sanction; approve.

To declare openly, often with a view to justify, maintain, or defend: as, to avow one's principles.

Specifically, in law, to acknowledge and justify, as when the distrainer of goods defends in an action of replevin, and avows the taking, but insists that such taking was legal. See avowry, 1.

5. To admit or confess openly or frankly; acknowledge; own: as, to avow one's self a convert.

Synonyms To affirm, assert, profess. Admit, Confess, etc. See acknowledge.

In law, to justify or maintain an act done, specifically a distress for rent taken in one's own right.

A vow; a promise. noun

Avowal. noun

To bind, or to devote, by a vow. verb

A vow or determination. noun

To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly. transitive verb

To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry. transitive verb

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word avow. Define avow, avow synonyms, avow pronunciation, avow translation, English dictionary definition of avow.

"We cannot know with certainty if God or Christ exist. They could. Then again there could be a giant reptilian bird in charge of everything. Can we be certain there isn't? No, so it's pointless to talk about." Urban Dictionary

Cyborg Dj from a distant galaxy. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Avow

The word "avow" in example sentences

To punish men for beliefs they dare to avow is to risk punishing the sincere and to allow hypocrites to go unpunished. ❋ JOHN PLAMENATZ (1968)

Yet she could not bring herself to avow it openly, either at or after the luncheon. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Federation, speaking of the National Civic Federation soon after its inception, said: To fall into one another's arms, to avow friendship, to express regret at the injury which has been done, would not alter the facts of the situation. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Your position - that they are all guilty until they publicly avow themselves innocent (thus exposing themselves and their reputations to accusations from unscrupulous persons) - is simply irrational, and, as I said before, completely ineffective. ❋ Unknown (2009)

“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity … I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” ❋ Unknown (2010)

In order to achieve full civil rights now, we avow: ❋ Unknown (2009)

For some time I was lost in conjecture as to the cause of this; but yesterday an idea struck me, and if it is well founded, I conjure you to avow it. ❋ Unknown (2010)

And as they treat of village manners, and rural scenes, it appears to me not ill-timed to avow, that I have hopes of meeting in some degree the approbation of my country. ❋ Unknown (2009)

They openly avow their objective is to institute Sharia law wherever they rule. ❋ Ken Blackwell (2011)

How many of us harbor secret fantasies of such self-assurance that we would never dare avow in public! ❋ Theodore Dalrymple (2012)

Let the Word break up our night and let us not only grant, but avow the conviction it brings us, no matter what the consequence. ❋ Unknown (2010)

For many Christians, America has become a fierce goddess, who claims more of their loyalty than the God in whose name they have been baptized and whose absolute Lordship they solemnly avow. ❋ Miroslav Volf (2011)

Ennahda party leaders have said that the Assembly will focus on democracy, human rights and a free-market economy -- and will not introduce Sharia law or other Islamic concepts to alter what they avow to be a secular constitutional text. ❋ Daniel Wagner (2012)

It would be inconsistent with the frankness of my character not to avow that I am pleased with your favorable opinion of my Administration, and fervent wishes for my felicity. ❋ Unknown (2010)

"[I just] [started] following the Agnostic Avowal." ❋ Radio-Active Vanilla Drink (2011)

Avow [absolutely] [killed] his [set] last night! ❋ Cyborg 808 (2021)

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