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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vownoun

    promise (solemnly made), pledge

  2. vowverb

    consecrate, dedicate, devote

  3. vowverb

    promise (solemnly), pledge one's word

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vownoun


    Associated words:
    votary, votive

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "vow":

    oath, wish, pledge, vows, jure, swear

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  1. Lilian Tintori:

    The regime wants to divide us, I vow unity, we will remain together, but in peace.

  2. Mohagher Iqbal:

    We have made a solemn vow to fight terrorism, it has no place in Islam ... to tag MILF as terrorist group is unfair.

  3. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, spoken by Elrond:

    He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.

  4. Mike Fink:

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

  5. David Miliband:

    Page 1, line 1, sets out Labour’s Budget Responsibility Commitment: A clear vow to protect our nation’s finances.

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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