vow: meaning and definitions

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What is vow?

What is vow?

  • An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order: take the vows of a nun.
  • A declaration or assertion.
  • To promise solemnly; pledge. See Synonyms at promise.
  • To make a pledge or threat to undertake: vowing revenge on their persecutors.
  • To make a vow; promise.
  • To declare or assert: "Well, I vow it is as fine a boy as ever was seen!” ( Henry Fielding).

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