Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
  2. (verb, communication) make a vow; promise
  3. (verb, communication) dedicate to a deity by a vow

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Synonyms of Vow


Alternate forms of Vow

Derivations: vow, vower

Hyponyms: affiance, betroth, engage, plight, profess, swear

Hypernyms: assurance, commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, give, pledge, plight

Origin of the word Vow

  1. c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. vou, from L. votum "a vow, wish, promise, dedication," noun use of neut. of votus, pp. of vovere "to promise solemnly, pledge, dedicate, vow," from PIE base *ewegwh- "to speak solemnly, vow" (cf. Skt. vaghat- "one who offers a sacrifice;" Gk. eukhe "vow, wish," eukhomai "I pray"). The verb … more

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Words that sound like Vow

8vo, v, v-1, v.p., va, vayu, veau, vfw, vhf, vi, vibe, vie, view, vii, viii, vip, viva, vivify

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