Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
  2. (verb, communication) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

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Synonyms of Avow

affirm, assert, aver, avouch, swan, swear, verify

Antonyms of Avow


Alternate forms of Avow

Derivations: avowal, avower

Hyponyms: assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, protest, take, tell

Hypernyms: acknowledge, admit, declare

Origin of the word Avow

  1. early 13c., from O.Fr. avoer "acknowledge, accept, recognize," especially as a protector, from L. advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowal. more

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Words that sound like Avow

a few, aave, ab, aba, abaya, abb, abbe, abbey, abo, above, aby, abye, afp, ahab, ape, apia, av, avahi, avo

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