avow


avow
I verb acknowledge, admit, admit frankly, affirm, allege as a fact, articulate, assert, assert on oath, assert peremptorily, assert under oath, asseverate, attest, authenticate, aver, avouch, be bound, bear witness, certify, commit oneself, confess, confirm, conriteri, contend, declare, declare openly, declare positively, declare the truth of, depose, enunciate, express, fateri, formulate, maintain, make a statement, make an assertion, postulate, predicate, proclaim, profess, profiteri, pronounce, propound, protest, set down, speak, state, state as true, state with conviction, swear, take one's oath, testify, vouch, vow, witness associated concepts: affidavit, testimony II index acknowledge (declare), affirm (declare solemnly), agree (comply), assert, assurance, assure (insure), bear (adduce), betray (disclose), certify (attest), claim (maintain), confirm, contend (maintain), convey (communicate), declare, depose (testify), pledge (promise the performance of), posit, promise (vow), recognize (acknowledge), swear, testify, verify (swear), vow

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


avow
v.
To acknowledge openly.
n.
avowal

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • avow — avow·al; avow·ant; avow·ry; dis·avow; avow; avow·ed·ly; …   English syllables

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avow — A*vow , n. [Cf. F. aveu.] Avowal. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avow — A*vow , v. t. & i. [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See {Vote}, n.] To bind, or to devote, by a vow. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avow — A*vow , n. A vow or determination. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avow — (v.) early 13c., from Anglo Fr. avouer, O.Fr. avoer acknowledge, accept, recognize, especially as a protector (Mod.Fr. avouer), from L. advocare (see ADVOCATE (Cf. advocate)). A synonym of AVOUCH (Cf. avouch) (q.v.), which tends to contain the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • avow — 1 affirm, profess, declare, aver, avouch, warrant, *assert, protest, predicate Analogous words: *maintain, defend, vindicate 2 own, *acknowledge, confess, admit Analogous words: proclaim, *declare, publish, announce: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • avow — [v] state; profess acknowledge, admit, affirm, allow, assert, aver, avouch, concede, confess, cross one’s heart*, declare, grant, maintain, own up, proclaim, swear, swear on bible*, swear up and down*; concepts 49,60,71 Ant. censure, condemn,… …   New thesaurus

  • avow — ► VERB ▪ assert or confess openly. DERIVATIVES avowal noun avowed adjective. ORIGIN Old French avouer acknowledge , from Latin advocare summon in defence …   English terms dictionary

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