HyperDic: vow

English > 3 senses of the word vow:
NOUNcommunicationvowa solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
VERBcommunicationvowmake a vow
communicationvow, consecratededicate to a deity by a vow
vow > pronunciation
Soundsvaw'
Rhymesavow ... disavow: 3 rhymes with vaw...
English > vow: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner.
Example"they took vows of poverty"
Broaderassurance, pledgeA binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
Spanishmanda, promesa, voto
Catalanvot, vot religiós
Verbsvowmake a vow
vowdedicate to a deity by a vow
English > vow: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake a vow; promise.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey vow to move
Example"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"
Narrowerbetroth, engage, affiance, plightGive to in marriage
professTake vows, as in religious order
swearpromise solemnly
Broaderpledge, plightpromise solemnly and formally
Spanishjurar, votar
Nounsvowa solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
vowersomeone who makes a solemn promise to do something or behave in a certain way
English > vow: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdedicate to a deity by a vow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymconsecrate
Broadergive, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Spanishconsagrarse, consagrar, hacer un voto, hacer voto
Catalanconsagrar
Nounsvowa solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner

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