Vow

Definition of Vow

n.1.
1.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.
I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow.
- 2 Sam. xv. 7.
I am combined by a sacred vow.
- Shak.
2.Specifically, a promise of fidelity; a pledge of love or affection; as, the marriage vow.
Knights of love, who never broke their vow;
Firm to their plighted faith.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Vowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vowing.]
1.To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise solemnly.
[Men] that vow a long and weary pilgrimage.
- Shak.
2.To assert solemnly; to asseverate.
v. i.1.To make a vow, or solemn promise.
Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
- Eccl. v. 5.

Related Words

Bible oath, affirm, and candle, assert, assert under oath, asseverate, assurance, assure, attest, avouch, avouchment, avow, book, certify, confess, countersign, covenant, declare, depone, depose, express the belief, extrajudicial oath, faith, guarantee, ironclad oath, judicial oath, kiss the book, loyalty oath, make a promise, oath of allegiance, oath of office, official oath, parole, plight, profess, promise, solemn declaration, solemn oath, state, swan, swear, swear by bell, swear the truth, swear to, swear to God, swear to goodness, test oath, testify, troth, underwrite, vouch, warrant, warranty, word, word of honor
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