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English verb: avow

1. avow (communication) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true


SamplesBefore God I swear I am innocent.


ExamplesThey avow that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsaffirm, assert, aver, swan, swear, verify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, protest, take, tell

2. avow (communication) admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about


Synonymsavouch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acknowledge, admit


Antonymsdisavow









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