Meaning of “vow” in the English Dictionary

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vowverb [ T ]

uk /vaʊ/ us /vaʊ/

C2 to make a determined decision or promise to do something:

[ + (that) ] The guerrillas vowed (that) they would overthrow the government.
[ + to infinitive ] After the awful meals we had last Christmas, I vowed to do more of the cooking myself.

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vownoun [ C ]

uk /vaʊ/ us /vaʊ/

(Definition of “vow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /vɑʊ/

to make a firm promise or decision to do something:

[ + (that) clause ] They vowed (that) they would never forget her kindness.
[ + to infinitive ] After my illness I vowed to exercise every day.
noun [ C ] us /vɑʊ/

They exchanged marriage vows in a Manhattan courthouse.

(Definition of “vow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)