Reavow



[uh-vou] /əˈvaʊ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit:
He avowed himself an opponent of all alliances.
/əˈvaʊ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to state or affirm
2.
to admit openly
3.
(law, rare) to justify or maintain (some action taken)
v.

early 13c., from Anglo-French avouer, Old French avoer “acknowledge, accept, recognize,” especially as a protector (Modern French avouer), from Latin advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowed; avowing.

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