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
Translations

avowal

[əˈvaʊəl] N (frm)
1. (= recognition) → reconocimiento m, admision f, confesion f
2. (= affirmation) → afirmacion f, declaracion f

avowal

nErklarung f; (of faith)Bekenntnis nt; (of love)Gestandnis nt, → Erklarung f; (of belief, interest)Bekundung f

avowal

[əˈvaʊəl] n (of intentions, innocence) → dichiarazione f; (of guilt) → ammissione f
References in classic literature ?
I shall ever despise the man who can be gratified by the passion which he never wished to inspire, nor solicited the avowal of.
Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which he was about to pass Professor Maxon's evening meal to him could not be blamed for overhearing the conversation, though it may have been culpable in him in making no effort to divulge his presence, and possibly equally unpraiseworthy, as well as lacking in romance, to attribute the doctor's avowal to his knowledge of the heavy chest.
[1] This doctrine will, in all probability, be gradually propagated, till it has votaries enough to countenance an open avowal of it.