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avowed

adjective [before noun] uk   /əˈvaʊd/ formal us  
stated: The government's avowed intent/purpose/aim is to reduce tax. An avowed traditionalist, he is against reform of any kind.Admitting and confessingAnnouncing, informing and stating
avowedly
adverb uk   /əˈvaʊ.ɪd.li/ us  
an avowedly feminist authorAdmitting and confessingAnnouncing, informing and stating
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