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 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.

Blackstone.

Syn. -- To acknowledge; own; confess. See Confess.

 

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A*vow", n, [Cf. F. aveu.]

Avowal.

[Obs.]

Dryden.

 

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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.

 

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A*vow", n.

A vow or determination.

[Archaic]

 

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