Definitions for vowvaʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment:
marriage vows; a vow of secrecy.
a solemn promise made to a deity or saint committing oneself to an act, service, or condition.
a solemn or earnest declaration.
(v.t.)to make a vow of; promise by a vow, as to a deity or a saint.
to pledge or resolve solemnly to do, make, give, etc.:
They vowed revenge.
to declare solemnly or earnestly; assert emphatically.
to dedicate or devote by a vow.
(v.i.)to make a vow.
Idioms for vow:
take vows, to make an official commitment to a religious order.
Category: Idiom, Religion
Origin of vow:
1250–1300; < OF vo(u) < L vōtum, neut. of vōtus, ptp. of vovēre to vow
a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
"they took vows of poverty"
make a vow; promise
"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"
dedicate to a deity by a vow
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a strong promise
He vowed never to speak to his family again.; I vowed that I would return home.
to make a vow; wedding vows
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.
A declaration or assertion.
To make a vow.
To declare publicly that one made a vow, usually to show one's determination or to announce an act of retaliation.
The rebels vowed to continue their fight until they succeed.
a solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or conditionally, wholly or in part, for a longer or shorter time, to some act, service, or condition; a devotion of one's possessions; as, a baptismal vow; a vow of poverty
specifically, a promise of fidelity; a pledge of love or affection; as, the marriage vow
to give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise solemnly
to assert solemnly; to asseverate
to make a vow, or solemn promise
A vow is a promise or oath.
Translations for vow
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make a solemn promise (that)
He vowed that he would die rather than surrender.
- заклевам сеBulgarian
- prometerPortuguese (BR)
- hacer voto (de), pronunciar votosSpanish
- قسم خوردنFarsi
- jurer (de/que)French
- לִנדוֹר נֶדֶרHebrew
- zavjetovati seCroatian
- strengja heitIcelandic
- giurare, fare votoItalian
- zvērēt; svinīgi solītLatvian
- melafazkan ikrarMalay
- plechtig belovenDutch
- avlegge et løfte, svergeNorwegian
- قسم خوردنPersian
- منښته كول، نذر منل: لوړه كول، سوګند كول، ژمنه كول, نذر كيدلPashto
- a juraRomanian
- zaobljubiti (se)Slovenian
- zavetovati seSerbian
- avlägga löfte, svära påSwedish
- yemin etmek, ant içmekTurkish
- 發誓Chinese (Trad.)
- عہد کرنا، عزم کرناUrdu
- tuyên thệ, hứa hẹnVietnamese
- 发誓Chinese (Simp.)
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