Definition of avowed in English:



  • [attributive] That has been asserted, admitted, or stated publicly.

    ‘an avowed atheist’
    ‘they came to power with the avowed aim of promoting religious toleration’
    • ‘He is, at once, a forward looking evolutionist, and an avowed eugenicist.’
    • ‘Trocchi, novelist and avowed internationalist, could keep quiet no longer.’
    • ‘Berezovsky is now in exile in London, an avowed enemy of President Putin.’
    • ‘The executives of international oil corporations, avowed globalizers in theory, are in practice the friends of regressive political economies.’
    • ‘The indulgence was a consequence of the context, of the avowed project.’
    • ‘The same general policy was true for adults, and the avowed aim of the justice system was rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Finally, there's Dennis Kucinich, an avowed radical.’
    • ‘The defendants avowed intention was to disrupt the airfield.’
    • ‘A failed school teacher who became Minister of Education; a one-time Methodist minister turned avowed atheist.’
    • ‘Likewise Montesquieu in his Essay on Taste owes him more than is avowed.’
    • ‘Mr. Blunkett was clear in his avowed intention to undertake full consultation.’
    • ‘She firmly believes in her father's avowed words.’
    • ‘In the 2005 parliamentary elections, 99 per cent of Kurds voted for nationalist parties with an avowed secessionist agenda.’
    • ‘They're avowed enemies of the current Cuban state.’
    • ‘We are endangered from the outside by our avowed enemies.’
    • ‘The actions taken by the Israeli forces directly contradict the avowed purpose of their attack.’
    • ‘Sinclair Lewis, however, was an avowed admirer.’
    • ‘Stormfront has become a bridge to the mainstream, where controversial comments strangely mirror the rhetoric of avowed racists.’
    • ‘The Italian Pontecorvo, an avowed communist, had wanted to make a tract against colonialism.’
    • ‘His invocation of Lincoln and Washington, and his avowed determination to make hard choices, suggest the former.’