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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. vow(verb)

    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. vow(verb)

    make a vow; promise

    "He vowed never to drink alcohol again"


  3. vow, consecrate(verb)

    dedicate to a deity by a vow

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vow(n.)

    promise (solemnly made), pledge

  2. vow(v. a.)

    consecrate, dedicate, devote

  3. vow(v. n.)

    promise (solemnly), pledge one's word

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vow(n)


    Associated words:
    votary, votive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vow":

    oath, wish, pledge, vows, jure, swear

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How to use vow in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    I gave these families my word, i made a vow that we would do everything to win the release of their loved ones.

  2. Teddy Baguilat:

    This tyranny and impunity have led the president to warn that lawlessness is taking over the country and yet Teddy Baguilat has also repeatedly declared Teddy Baguilat vow to bring peace and order to the Philippines, i sincerely hope that he will make good on his words and bring justice to victims like Fr. Richmond Nilo.

  3. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton:

    Would this have happened if the driver and the passengers were white? I don't think it would have, this kind of racism exists and it's incumbent on all of us to vow and ensure that it doesn't continue to happen.

  4. Nikki Dodson:

    We’re partners in this this. We made a vow to each other, and I will continue that vow until he takes his last breath.

  5. Mike Fink:

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

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Translations for vow

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  • vot, jurarCatalan, Valencian
  • Schwur, geloben, Gelöbnis, Eid, Gelübde, schwörenGerman
  • διαβεβαίωση, όρκοςGreek
  • promesa, manda, votoSpanish
  • lupaus, luvata, vannoa, vakuutus, vakuuttaa, vala, vannoa valaFinnish
  • voeu, jurerFrench
  • votoGalician
  • ուխտ, երդումArmenian
  • strengja heitIcelandic
  • voto, votare, giurareItalian
  • 誓う, 契るJapanese
  • ślubPolish
  • votoPortuguese
  • jurământRomanian
  • поклясться, обязательство, клятва, [[давать]] [[обет]], клясться, присягнуть, обещать, присяга, заверение, пообещать, зарок, обет, присягатьRussian
  • ant içmek, yemin etmekTurkish

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