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Synonyms for avow

Synonyms for avow

to recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

to put into words positively and with conviction

Synonyms for avow

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

admit openly and bluntly


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How easily and naturally she had connected his avowal of love with the idea of marriage
The minister of police maintained a silence which was equivalent to a complete avowal.
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.
On the day when foreign succor follows in the train of a king to replace him on his throne, it is an avowal that he no longer possesses the help and love of his own subjects.
Charles was much hurt at Julia's avowal, and had in vain puzzled his brains to discover who his rival could be.
Then, speaking first, as if to facilitate the painful avowal that Louis had to make to him, --
I shall ever despise the man who can be gratified by the passion which he never wished to inspire, nor solicited the avowal of.
Henry, in having such things to relate of his father, was almost as pitiable as in their first avowal to himself.
I do not blame you for loving him, Thuvia,' she said; 'and that your affection for him is pure and sincere I can well believe from the candour of your avowal of it to me.
But there is another way, and if Phaidor, daughter of the Holy Hekkador of the Holy Therns, has sinned she has this day already made partial reparation, and lest you doubt the sincerity of her protestations and her avowal of a new love that embraces Dejah Thoris also, she will prove her sincerity in the only way that lies open--having saved you for another, Phaidor leaves you to her embraces.
His words were quite abrupt and awkward; but the tone made them sound like an ardent, appealing avowal.
Call me Turan," replied the man, for it had come to him that if Tara of Helium recognized him as the man whose impetuous avowal of love had angered her that day in the gardens of The Warlord, her situation might be rendered infinitely less bearable than were she to believe him a total stranger.
She did not fully understand the motive for his final avowal, and a sudden intuition kept her from questioning him.
Norman of Torn had determined that he would see Bertrade de Montfort once again, and clear his conscience by a frank avowal of his identity.
The girl was the first to speak again after her outbreak of impulsive avowal.