|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"
|3.||[ verb ] (religion) dedicate to a deity by a vow|
|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|
|Related terms:||assurance commitment Hippocratic_oath affirm|