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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vow

    In the highest sense, as in a court of justice, "an oath is a reverent appeal to God in corroboration of what one says," Abbott Law Dict.; an affidavit is a sworn statement made in writing in the presence of a competent officer; an adjuration is a solemn appeal to a person in the name of God to speak the truth. An oath is made to man in the name of God; a vow, to God without the intervention, often without the knowledge, of man. In the lower sense, an oath may be mere blasphemy or profane swearing. Anathema, curse, execration, and imprecation are modes of invoking vengeance or retribution from a superhuman power upon the person against whom they are uttered. Anathema is a solemn ecclesiastical condemnation of a person or of a proposition. Curse may be just and authoritative; as, the curse of God; or, it may be wanton and powerless: "so the curse causeless shall not come," Prov. xxvi, 2. Execration expresses most of personal bitterness and hatred; imprecation refers especially to the coming of the desired evil upon the person against whom it is uttered. Malediction is a general wish of evil, a less usual but very expressive word. Compare TESTIMONY.

    adjuration, affidavit, anathema, ban, blaspheming, blasphemy, curse, cursing, denunciation, execration, imprecation, malediction, oath, profane swearing, profanity, reprobation, swearing, sworn statement

    benediction, benison, blessing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vowverb

    a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner

    "they took vows of poverty"

  2. vowverb

    make a vow; promise

    "He vowed never to drink alcohol again"


  3. vow, consecrateverb

    dedicate to a deity by a vow

    hallow, give, dedicate, commit, ordinate, bless, sanctify, order, consecrate, ordain, devote

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vownoun

    promise (solemnly made), pledge

  2. vowverb

    consecrate, dedicate, devote

  3. vowverb

    promise (solemnly), pledge one's word

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vownoun


    Associated words:
    votary, votive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vow":

    oath, wish, pledge, vows, jure, swear

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  1. Toni Tennille:

    The only one I slept with the whole time I was married was Daryl, i was determined I was going to make my marriage work. I also made a vow that I was going to be true to Daryl and faithful to Daryl, and I was the entire time.

  2. Demetrius Anderson:

    My mother always believed in the judicial system. Always told me to respect it, i made a vow not to do it again for her and by turning my life around, it brought her joy.

  3. David Cameron:

    The leaders of the other main political parties and I promised extensive new powers for the Scottish Parliament -- a vow -- with a clear process and timetable, and now, here we have it: new powers for Scotland, built to last, securing our united future.

  4. Tammy Nelson:

    Sometimes, an affair is a result of an opportunity that comes at a moment of resentment, of instability in the marriage, or at a time when the cheating partner is feeling like they need an ego boost, however, afterwards, the cheater realizes they feel worse because they have violated their own implicit vow to be faithful, and the guilt usually forces them to confess.

  5. Mike Fink:

    You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now.

Translations for vow

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  • jurar, votCatalan, Valencian
  • Gelöbnis, schwören, Schwur, Gelübde, geloben, EidGerman
  • διαβεβαίωση, όρκοςGreek
  • manda, promesa, votoSpanish
  • vakuuttaa, vala, lupaus, vannoa, vannoa vala, vakuutus, luvataFinnish
  • voeu, jurerFrench
  • votoGalician
  • երդում, ուխտArmenian
  • strengja heitIcelandic
  • votare, giurare, votoItalian
  • 誓う, 契るJapanese
  • ślubPolish
  • votoPortuguese
  • jurământRomanian
  • пообещать, обещать, присягнуть, присягать, поклясться, обет, зарок, обязательство, присяга, клясться, клятва, [[давать]] [[обет]], заверениеRussian
  • ant içmek, yemin etmekTurkish

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