1 To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes. Which I to be the of Israel’s God Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test. Milton.
To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry. Blackstone.
Avowal. [Obs.] Dryden.
To bind, or to devote, by a vow. [Obs.] Wyclif.
A vow or determination. [Archaic]