Avow

• (v. t.) To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes. • (n.) Avowal. • (v. t.) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry. • (n.) A vow or determination. • (n.) To bind, or to devote, by a vow.
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avow

verb admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
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Avow

A·vow' noun [ Confer French aveu .] Avowal. [ Obsolete] Dryden.
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Avow

A·vow' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Avowed ; present participle & verbal noun Avowing .] [ French avouver , from Latin advocare to call to (whence the meanings, to call upon as superior; recognize as lord, ...
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avow

admit. Declare openly 
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avow

avow 1. To admit openly and bluntly. 2. To declare or to affirm solemnly and formally as true. 3. To acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly. To confess, or 'to avow guilt' does NOT come from the same Latin source as vow (from Anglo-French and Old French vou) which comes from Latin votum, 'a vow, a wish, a promise, a dedication'. Avow come......
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avow

The word, avow To acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly; to confess: 'avow guilt' does NOT come from the same Latin source as vow. It is based on Latin, vocare, 'to call'.
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avow

[v] - admit openly and bluntly
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