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vow

vow

 
 
pronunciation:
vaU
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
take vows
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solemn oath, commitment, or undertaking that binds one to a particular act, service, or condition.
They exchanged wedding vows in this chapel.
synonyms:
commitment, oath, pledge
similar words:
betrothal, contract, engagement, gentlemen's agreement, obligation, sacrament, word of honor
definition 2: a formal assertion, declaration, or promise.
The gang made a new vow of revenge against the rival gang.
synonyms:
assurance, declaration, pledge, promise, word of honor
similar words:
affirmation, avowal, proclamation, profession, testimony, word
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phrase: take vows
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vowed, vowing, vows
definition 1: to pledge or promise solemnly; take an oath.
In court, she vowed that she would tell the truth.
synonyms:
swear, take an oath
similar words:
asseverate, declare, pledge, plight, promise
definition 2: to resolve in earnest to do something; declare emphatically.
She vowed that she would never marry again.
synonyms:
asseverate, resolve, swear
similar words:
affirm, assert, assure, aver, avouch, declare, profess, state
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make or take a solemn pledge; make an earnest promise or commitment.
synonyms:
pledge, promise, swear
similar words:
declare
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