- n. 发誓；誓言；许愿
- vt. 发誓；郑重宣告
- vi. 发誓；郑重宣告
CET6 TEM4 IELTS
- vow: see vote
- vow (n.)
- "solemn promise," c. 1300, from Anglo-French and Old French voe (Modern French vœu), from Latin votum "a promise to a god, solemn pledge, dedication; that which is promised; a wish, desire, longing, prayer," noun use of neuter of votus, past participle of vovere "to promise solemnly, pledge, dedicate, vow," from PIE root *wegwh- "to speak solemnly, vow, preach" (cognates: Sanskrit vaghat- "one who offers a sacrifice;" Greek eukhe "vow, wish," eukhomai "I pray"). Meaning "solemn engagement to devote oneself to a religious order or life" is from c. 1400; earlier "to bind oneself" to chastity (early 14c.).
- vow (v.)
- "promise solemnly," c. 1300, from Old French voer, from voe (see vow (n.)). Related: Vowed; vowing.
- 1. I had to admire David's vow that he would leave the programme.
- 2. While many models vow to go back to college, few do.
- 3. I made a silent vow to be more careful in the future.
- 4. He took a vow of chastity and celibacy.
- 5. He had broken his vow of poverty.
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