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avow +‎ -ed

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  1. simple past and past participle of avow

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avowed (not comparable)

  1. openly acknowledged
  2. positively stated
    • 1950 April, Timothy H. Cobb, “The Kenya-Uganda Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 262:
      There was considerable scepticism as to whether the line would pay, but its avowed intention was to put an end to the slave trade.
    • 1964 May, “News and Comment: Minister hamstrings BR workshops”, in Modern Railways, page 291:
      An avowed aim of the 1962 Transport Act was to concentrate the BRB's attention on running trains.
  3. asserted under oath, or vow

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