HyperDic: avow

English > 2 senses of the word avow:
VERBcommunicationavow, affirm, verify, assert, aver, swan, swearto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
communicationavow, avouchadmit openly and bluntly
avow > pronunciation
Soundsahvaw'
Rhymesdisavow ... vow: 3 rhymes with vaw...
English > avow: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey avow that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsaffirm, verify, assert, aver, swan, swear
Narrowerassure, tellinform positively and with certainty and confidence
attestauthenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
claim, takelay claim to
declarestate firmly
holdassert or affirm
protestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishafirmar, asegurar, aseverar, atestar, certificar, corroborar, garantizar, jurar, testimoniar, verificar
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, corroborar, jurar, verificar
Nounsavowala statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
avowersomeone who claims to speak the truth
English > avow: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningAdmit openly and bluntly; make no bones about.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymavouch
Broaderadmit, acknowledgedeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Oppositedisavowrefuse to acknowledge
Spanishadmitir, confesar, reconocer
Nounsavowersomeone who admits or acknowledges openly and boldly

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