|v. t.||1.||To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; |
|2.||(Law) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry.|
|v. t. & i.||1.||To bind, or to devote, by a vow.|
|n.||1.||A vow or determination.|
|Verb||1.||avow - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"|
|2.||avow - admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about|
disavow - refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with; "Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"