Synonyms of 'avow'

allow, announce, claim, contend, defend, depose, have, lay down, own, put, recognize, say, speak, speak out, swear, yield, submit, state, stand for, spill, set down, purport, protest, pronounce, profess, proclaim, pretext, pretend, predicate, manifesto, maintain, insist, hold, grant, express, enunciate, disclose, depone, declare, confess, concede, certify, avouch, aver, attest, asseverate, assert, argue, annunciate, allege, affirm, admit, acknowledge, accept, witness, warrant, vow, vouch, vindicate, testify