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 ?
Lecount's cool avowal, when she rose to leave us, of her own mercenary motives in wishing to discover her master and to enlighten him.
Not a few openly avowed themselves converted to antagonism; the rest needed only a slight stimulus to make a similar avowal.
I shall ever despise the man who can be gratified by the passion which he never wished to inspire, nor solicited the avowal of.
She did not fully understand the motive for his final avowal, and a sudden intuition kept her from questioning him.
But when Love heard that awful confession from Beauty that she was married already, he bounced up from his attitude of humility on the carpet, uttering exclamations which caused poor little Beauty to be more frightened than she was when she made her avowal.
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.
1] This doctrine will, in all probability, be gradually propagated, till it has votaries enough to countenance an open avowal of it.
28;' it is indeed the same," said he; "and now, am I to rely upon an avowal extorted by religious or physical terror?
Bennet before breakfast, a conversation beginning with his parsonage-house, and leading naturally to the avowal of his hopes, that a mistress might be found for it at Longbourn, produced from her, amid very complaisant smiles and general encouragement, a caution against the very Jane he had fixed on.
And the amazement and perplexity of Stepan Arkadyevitch at this avowal made her smile.
Giles had not, at first, been able to bring his mind to the avowal, that he had only shot a boy.
And my Jed stood before me now," cried Tasor, "and my avowal could be made without violating his confidence, I should cast my sword at his feet and beg the high privilege of dying for him as my sire died for his sire.