Definition of avow in English:

avow

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Pronunciation: /əˈvaʊ
 
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verb

[reporting verb]

Derivatives

avowal

noun
More example sentences
  • On the contrary, a new Populus poll for the Times has suggested such widespread eagerness to appear generous that avowals of altruism occasionally precede the actual act.
  • But the current attempt to de-legitimise this debate, and replace it with avowals of personal belief are destined to fail.
  • Despite repeated avowals that he would remain above the push and pull of politics, and that he would keep Islam separate from the state, he has repeatedly shown his willingness to involve himself in political debates.

Origin

Middle English (in the senses 'acknowledge, approve' and 'vouch for'): from Old French avouer 'acknowledge', from Latin advocare 'summon in defence' (see avouch).

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