vow

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noun
ADJECTIVE
solemn
marriage, wedding
monastic, religious, sacred
final

She decided to leave the convent before taking her final vows.

VERB + VOW
make, take

He made a vow to avenge his father's death.

keep

She kept her vow of silence until she died.

break

Nothing will persuade me to break this vow.

exchange

The couple exchanged vows at the altar.

renew
PREPOSITION
vow of

a vow of poverty

PHRASES
a vow of celibacy, a vow of chastity

He took a lifelong vow of celibacy.

a vow of silence
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verb
ADVERB
quietly, silently

He silently vowed vengeance on them all.

PREPOSITION
to

She vowed to herself that she would not show any emotion.

PHRASES
vow never to do sth

I vowed never to drink so much again.

vow revenge, vow revenge against sb, vow revenge on sb
Vow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑revenge, ↑vengeance

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  • Vow — Vow, n. [OE. vou, OF. vou, veu, vo, vu, F. v?u, from L. votum, from vovere, to vow. Cf. {Avow}, {Devout}, {Vote}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vow — 1 n: a solemn promise or statement; esp: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition marriage vow s vow 2 vt 1: to promise solemnly 2: to bind or commit by a vow vi: to make a vow …   Law dictionary

  • Vow — «Vow» sencillo de Garbage del álbum Garbage Lado B Subhuman #1 Crush Vow (Torn Apart) (UK US) Publicación 20 de Marzo, 1995 (RU) 20 de Junio, 1995 (Mundial) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vow — Vow, v. i. To make a vow, or solemn promise. [1913 Webster] Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Eccl. v. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vow — Vow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vowing}.] [OE. vouen, OF. vouer, voer, F. vouer, LL. votare. See {Vow}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VOW — may mean:*Vow *Vow (Garbage song) *Village on Wheels. Exclusive tourist trains in India.(esp.to cater to the budget tourists, and hence the name) *Virtual Office Website …   Wikipedia

  • vow|el — «VOW uhl», noun, adjective, verb, eled, el|ing or (especially British) elled, el|ling. –n. 1. any speech sound produced by not blocking the breath with the lips, teeth, or tongue, with the vocal cords generally but not necessarily vibrating. A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vow — [n] promise affiance, assertion, asseveration, oath, pledge, profession, troth, word of honor; concepts 278,689 Ant. breach, break vow [v] make a solemn promise affirm, assure, consecrate, covenant, cross one’s heart*, declare, dedicate, devote,… …   New thesaurus

  • vow — ► NOUN ▪ a solemn promise. ► VERB ▪ solemnly promise to do something. ORIGIN Old French vou, from Latin votum a wish, vow …   English terms dictionary

  • vow — [vou] n. [ME vou < OFr < L votum: see VOTE] 1. a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life 2. a solemn promise of love and fidelity [marriage vows] 3. a solemn affirmation …   English World dictionary

  • Vow — A vow (Lat. votum , vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath. Wedding vowsVow with Godwithin the world of monks and nuns, a vow is a transaction between a person and his/her deity whereby the former undertakes in the future to render some… …   Wikipedia

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