1. [ verb ] make a vow; promise

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

Related terms: pledge swear betroth profess oath
2. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: assurance
3. [ verb ] (religion) dedicate to a deity by a vow
Synonyms: consecrate
Related terms: give consecration
4. [ noun ] a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
Synonyms: oath swearing
Related terms: assurance commitment Hippocratic_oath affirm
Similar spelling:   Vo