Definition of vow in English:


Syllabification: vow



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  • 1 [reporting verb] Solemnly promise to do a specified thing: [with clause]: he vowed that his government would not tolerate a repeat of the disorder [with direct speech]: one fan vowed, “I’ll picket every home game.”
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    • Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to try to stop homes being built on part of a school site in Clacton.
    • Furious families today vowed to fight developers for the fourth time to save their last piece of open space.
    • Councillors have vowed to continue to reduce the number of homeless families in Southend.
    swear, pledge, promise, avow, undertake, engage, make a commitment, give one's word, guarantee
    archaic plight
  • 2 [with object] archaic Dedicate to someone or something, especially a deity: I vowed myself to this enterprise


Middle English: from Old French vou, from Latin votum (see vote); the verb from Old French vouer.

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