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Definition of vow:

  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.
  2. Specifically, a promise of fidelity; a pledge of love or affection; as, the marriage vow.
  3. To assert solemnly; to asseverate.
  4. To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise solemnly.
  5. To make a vow, or solemn promise.

Synonyms:

ordinate, reprobation, adjuration, sanctify, ordain, word, devote, dedicate, ban, give, profane swearing, execration, imprecation, malediction, solemn word, guaranty, hallow, commit, consecrate, word of honor, denunciation, affidavit, warrant, anathema, blasphemy, blaspheming, plight, order, sworn statement, cursing, curse, profanity, bless, swearing.

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