To declareopenly and boldly, as something believed to be right; to own, acknowledge or confessfrankly. (verb)
Examples of word avow
To punish men for beliefs they dare to avow is to risk punishing the sincere and to allow hypocrites to go unpunished.
Ennahda party leaders have said that the Assembly will focus on democracy, human rights and a free-market economy -- and will not introduce Sharia law or other Islamic concepts to alter what they avow to be a secular constitutional text.
Federation, speaking of the National Civic Federation soon after its inception, said: To fall into one another's arms, to avow friendship, to express regret at the injury which has been done, would not alter the facts of the situation.
In order to achieve full civil rights now, we avow:
For many Christians, America has become a fierce goddess, who claims more of their loyalty than the God in whose name they have been baptized and whose absolute Lordship they solemnly avow.
Yet she could not bring herself to avow it openly, either at or after the luncheon.
They openly avow their objective is to institute Sharia law wherever they rule.