Vow meaning

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To promise solemnly; pledge.
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A solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life.
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To make a vow.
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An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.

Take the vows of a nun.

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To make a vow; promise.
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To declare emphatically, earnestly, or solemnly.
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To make a pledge or threat to undertake.

Vowing revenge on their persecutors.

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To promise solemnly.
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To make a solemn resolution to do, get, etc.
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The definition of a vow is a formal promise, usually of love and devotion.

An example of a vow is what a groom says to his bride during their wedding ceremony.

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To declare or assert.
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A solemn affirmation or assertion.
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A solemn promise to perform some act, or behave in a specified manner, especially a promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.

The old hermit, up in the mountains, took a vow of silence.

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(intransitive) To make a vow; to promise.
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To make a vow regarding (something).

The wronged woman vowed revenge.

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To declare publicly that one has made a vow, usually to show one's determination or to announce an act of retaliation.

The rebels vowed to continue their fight.

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A solemn promise of love and fidelity.

Marriage vows.

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take vows
  • to make the vows required for formal entrance into a religious order or community
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of vow

  • Middle English vou from Old French from Latin vōtum vote

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for avow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French vut, from Latin votum (“a promise, dedication, vow"), from vovere (“to promise, vow").

    From Wiktionary