openly declared as such (Freq. 1)

an avowed enemy


her professed love of everything about that country


McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist

Syn: ↑professed
Similar to: ↑declared

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  • avowed — avowed; un·avowed; …   English syllables

  • avowed — [ə voud′] adj. openly declared or frankly acknowledged [her avowed purpose] avowedly [ə vou′id lē] adv …   English World dictionary

  • Avowed — A*vowed , a. Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted. {A*vow ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avowed — index agreed (promised), alleged, manifest, ostensible, putative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • avowed — [[t]əva͟ʊd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n If you are an avowed supporter or opponent of something, you have declared that you support it or oppose it. [FORMAL] She is an avowed vegetarian. Derived words: avowedly [[t]əva͟ʊɪdli[/t]] ADV usu ADV adj/ ed He… …   English dictionary

  • Avowed — Avow A*vow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Avowed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Avowing}.] [F. avouver, fr. L. advocare to call to (whence the meanings, to call upon as superior; recognize as lord, own, confess); ad + vocare to call. See {Advocate}, {Avouch}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avowed — avowedly /euh vow id lee/, adv. avowedness, n. /euh vowd /, adj. acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy. [1300 50; ME; see AVOW, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • avowed — adjective a) openly acknowledged His first avowed intent, to be a pilgrim Who would true valour see b) positively stated See Also: avowable …   Wiktionary

  • avowed — adj. Avowed is used with these nouns: ↑aim, ↑atheist …   Collocations dictionary

  • avowed — a|vowed [əˈvaud] adj [only before noun] admitted or said publicly ▪ an avowed atheist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • avowed — a|vowed [ ə vaud ] adjective publicly claimed or promised: an avowed aim/intention ╾ a|vow|ed|ly [ ə vauədli ] adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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