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
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
Origin: [OE. vouen, OF. vouer, voer, F. vouer, LL. votare. See Vow, n.]
A vow is a promise or oath.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vow, n. a voluntary promise made to God, and, as such, carrying with it the most stringent obligation to its fulfilment: a solemn or formal promise of fidelity or affection: (Shak.) a positive assertion.—v.t. to give by solemn promise: to devote: to threaten, to maintain solemnly.—v.i. to make vows.—n. Vow′-fell′ow (Shak.), one bound by the same vow.—Baptismal vows, the promises made at baptism by the person baptised, or by the sponsors or parents in his name; Monastic vows (see Monastery); Solemn, as opposed to Simple vows, such vows as the Church takes under her special charge, or is said in a solemn manner to accept, as those of poverty, obedience, and chastity, involving complete and irrevocable surrender. [O. Fr. vou (Fr. vœu)—L. votum—vovēre, to vow.]
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The numerical value of vow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
The regime wants to divide us, I vow unity, we will remain together, but in peace.
You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
I gave these families my word, i made a vow that we would do everything to win the release of their loved ones.
We have made a solemn vow to fight terrorism, it has no place in Islam ... to tag MILF as terrorist group is unfair.
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Translations for vow
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vot, jurarCatalan, Valencian
- Schwur, geloben, Gelöbnis, Eid, Gelübde, schwörenGerman
- διαβεβαίωση, όρκοςGreek
- promesa, manda, votoSpanish
- lupaus, luvata, vannoa, vakuutus, vakuuttaa, vala, vannoa valaFinnish
- voeu, jurerFrench
- ուխտ, երդումArmenian
- strengja heitIcelandic
- voto, votare, giurareItalian
- 誓う, 契るJapanese
- поклясться, обязательство, клятва, [[давать]] [[обет]], клясться, присягнуть, обещать, присяга, заверение, пообещать, зарок, обет, присягатьRussian
- ant içmek, yemin etmekTurkish
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