vow Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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 us   /vɑʊ/
to make a ​firmpromise 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 ​exchangedmarriage vows in a Manhattan ​courthouse.
(Definition of vow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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vowverb [T]

uk   us   /vaʊ/
C2 to make a ​determineddecision or ​promise to do something: [+ (that)] The ​guerrillas vowed (that) they would ​overthrow the ​government. [+ to infinitive] After the ​awfulmeals we had last ​Christmas, I vowed to do more of the ​cooking myself.
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vownoun [C]

uk   us   /vaʊ/
C2 a ​seriouspromise or ​decision: [+ to infinitive] She took/made a vow never to ​lendmoney to anyone again.
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(Definition of vow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vow”
in Spanish voto, promesa solemne…
in Vietnamese lời thề, lời nguyền…
in Malaysian ikrar…
in Thai การสาบาน…
in French vœu…
in German das Gelübte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发誓,立誓…
in Turkish söz vermek, yemin etmek, ant içmek…
in Russian давать обет, клясться…
in Indonesian sumpah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發誓,立誓…
in Polish przyrzekać, przysięgać…
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