Avowed vs Recognized - What's the difference?

avowed | recognized |


As verbs the difference between avowed and recognized

is that avowed is (avow) while recognized is (recognize).

As adjectives the difference between avowed and recognized

is that avowed is openly acknowledged while recognized is notable; distinguished; honored.

avowed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (avow)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • openly acknowledged
  • positively stated
  • asserted under oath, or vow
  • * 1678 , :
  • His first avowed intent, to be a pilgrim - Who would true valour see

    Derived terms

    * avowedly

    recognized

    English

    Alternative forms

    *recognised (UK )

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Notable; distinguished; honored.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=‘I understand that the district was considered a sort of sanctuary,’ the Chief was saying. ‘ […] They tell me there was a recognized swag market down here.’}}

    Verb

    (head)
  • (recognize)