avow

Part of speech: verb

To declare openly; own or confess frankly; acknowledge.

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Usage examples "avow":

  1. For I avow I cannot comprehend it at all. - "The Light of Scarthey", Egerton Castle.
  2. I avow that I was not very sorry to hear the officer throw out these hints, for they convinced me that my journey through Leaphigh would be accompanied with less embarrassment than I had anticipated, since I now plainly perceived that monikins act on principles that are not very essentially different from those of the human race in general. - "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.
  3. All women, whether they avow it or not, love to find their master and bend to him; and Dominic was of the very essence of virility. - "Where Deep Seas Moan", E. Gallienne-Robin.