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vow

verb [T] uk   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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vow

noun [C] uk   us   /vaʊ/
C2 a serious promise or decision: [+ to infinitive] She took/made a vow never to lend money to anyone again.
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Translations of “vow”
in Vietnamese lời thề, lời nguyền…
in Spanish voto, promesa solemne…
in Thai การสาบาน…
in Malaysian ikrar…
in French vœu…
in German das Gelübte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發誓,立誓…
in Indonesian sumpah…
in Russian давать обет, клясться…
in Turkish söz vermek, yemin etmek, ant içmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发誓,立誓…
in Polish przyrzekać, przysięgać…
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