avowal


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a·vow·al

 (ə-vou′əl)
n.
A frank admission or acknowledgment.

a•vow•al

(əˈvaʊ əl)

n.
an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of somethingavowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
reaffirmation, reassertion - renewed affirmation
professing, profession - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"
affirmative - a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"

avowal

noun
2. confession, owning, admission, acknowledgment an avowal of error

avowal

noun
The act of admitting to something:
Translations

avowal

[əˈvaʊəl] N (frm)
1. (= recognition) → reconocimiento m, admisión f, confesión f
2. (= affirmation) → afirmación f, declaración f

avowal

nErklärung f; (of faith)Bekenntnis nt; (of love)Geständnis nt, → Erklärung f; (of belief, interest)Bekundung f

avowal

[əˈvaʊəl] n (of intentions, innocence) → dichiarazione f; (of guilt) → ammissione f
References in classic literature ?
He had striven to put a cheat upon himself by making the avowal of a guilty conscience, but had gained only one other sin, and a self-acknowledged shame, without the momentary relief of being self-deceived.
In such a case, a plain and open avowal of his difficulties would have been more to his honour I think, as well as more consistent with his general character;--but I will not raise objections against any one's conduct on so illiberal a foundation, as a difference in judgment from myself, or a deviation from what I may think right and consistent.
The water stood in my eyes to hear this avowal of his dependence; just as if a royal eagle, chained to a perch, should be forced to entreat a sparrow to become its purveyor.
The agitation of making his avowal to Magdalen; the terror of finding himself discovered by the housekeeper; the tormenting suspicion of the hard pecuniary conditions which Magdalen's relative and guardian might impose on him -- all these emotions, stirring in conflict together, had overpowered his feebly-working heart with a trial that strained it sorely.
In the hour of my death, I shall hold sacred the one good remembrance-- and shall thank and bless you for it--that my last avowal of myself was made to you, and that my name, and faults, and miseries were gently carried in your heart.
Next day was appointed for the production (lest our honour should take cold from delay), and next day Drummle appeared with a polite little avowal in Estella's hand, that she had had the honour of dancing with him several times.
If the curses he muttered half aloud when he was alone had had no other object than Dunstan's diabolical cunning, he might have shrunk less from the consequences of avowal.
While this dialogue was proceeding, Cedric was endeavouring to wring out of those who guarded him an avowal of their character and purpose.
1] This doctrine will, in all probability, be gradually propagated, till it has votaries enough to countenance an open avowal of it.
We must here compel ourselves to spoil this portrait by the avowal of a littleness.
Not a few openly avowed themselves converted to antagonism; the rest needed only a slight stimulus to make a similar avowal.
How easily and naturally she had connected his avowal of love with the idea of marriage