A·vowed a. Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted. -- A*vow*ed*ly adv.
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.
adj : openly declared as such; "an avowed enemy"; "her professed
love of everything about that country"; "McKinley was
assassinated by a professed anarchist" [syn: avowed(a),