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 for Avowed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to
        own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles
        or his crimes.
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              Which I to be the of Israel's God
              Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test. --Milton.
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     2. (Law) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See
        Avowry. --Blackstone.
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     Syn: To acknowledge; own; confess. See Confess.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avowed \A*vowed"\, a.
     Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted. -- A*vow"ed*ly,
     adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  avowed
      adj 1: openly declared as such; "an avowed enemy"; "her
             professed love of everything about that country";
             "McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist"
             [syn: avowed(a), professed(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "avowed":
     accepted, acknowledged, admitted, affirmed, alleged, allowed,
     announced, approved, asserted, asseverated, attested,
     authenticated, averred, avouched, certified, claimed, conceded,
     confessed, confirmed, countersigned, declared, deposed, endorsed,
     enunciated, granted, hypocritical, in name only, manifestoed,
     notarized, ostensible, pledged, predicated, pretended, pretexted,
     professed, pronounced, purported, ratified, received, recognized,
     sealed, signed, so-called, specious, stamped, stated, sworn,
     sworn and affirmed, sworn to, underwritten, validated, vouched,
     vouched for, vowed, warranted
  
  

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