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Definition of vow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//vaʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vow
BrE BrE//vaʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaʊ//
 
he / she / it vows
BrE BrE//vaʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaʊz//
 
past simple vowed
BrE BrE//vaʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaʊd//
 
past participle vowed
BrE BrE//vaʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vaʊd//
 
-ing form vowing
BrE BrE//ˈvaʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaʊɪŋ//
 
Marriage
 
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to make a formal and serious promise to do something or a formal statement that is true vow to do something She vowed never to speak to him again. vow (that)… He vowed (that) he had not hurt her. vow something They vowed eternal friendship. + speech ‘I'll be back,’ she vowed. See related entries: Marriage Word Origin Middle English: from Old French vou, from Latin votum ‘a vow, wish’, from vovere ‘to vow’; the verb is from Old French vouer.Extra examples He silently vowed vengeance on them all. I vowed never to drink so much again. She vowed to herself that she would not show any emotion.
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