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A frank admission or acknowledgment.
an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission.
|Noun||1.||avowal - 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)
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"