Meaning of “avow” in the English Dictionary

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"avow" in British English

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avowverb [ T ]

uk /əˈvaʊ/ us /əˈvaʊ/ formal

to admit something or say something publicly:

[ + that ] He avowed that he regretted what he had done.
It is a society in which homosexuality is rarely avowed.

(Definition of “avow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)