词根av, 祖宗，祖父，见atavism。-uncul, 小词后缀。
- avow (v.)
- early 13c., from Anglo-French avouer, Old French avoer "acknowledge, accept, recognize," especially as a protector (Modern French avouer), from Latin advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowed; avowing.
- 1. The senator was forced to avow openly that he had received some money from that company.
- 2. I must avow that I am innocent.
- 3. But whatever the danger, Christ's followers must avow their principles.
- 但不论遭何危险, 跟从基督的人必须承认自己的信仰.
- 4. Many a man thinks, what he is ashamed to avow ( Samuel Johnson ).
- 很多人都考虑过那些他们羞于说出来的事 ( 萨谬尔约翰逊 ).
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