A·vow v. t. [imp. & p. p. Avowed (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Avowing.]
1. To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes.
Which I to be the of Israel's God
Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test. --Milton.
2. Law To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry.
Syn: -- To acknowledge; own; confess. See Confess.
A·vow, n. Avowal. [Obs.]
A·vow, v. t. & i. To bind, or to devote, by a vow. [Obs.]
A·vow, n. A vow or determination. [Archaic]
v 1: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before
God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, verify, assert,
aver, swan, swear]
2: admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about [syn: avouch]