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 for Avowing
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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