vow
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vow(
vau
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (promise)
a. la promesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You have broken your vow to defend the king, therefore you are sentenced to death.Ha roto su promesa de defender al rey, y por ende está usted condenado a muerte.
2. (religious)
a. el voto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(priesthood, marriage)
I must abide by the vows I took when I donned the habit.Debo cumplir los votos que hice cuando tomé el hábito.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to promise)
a. jurar
The knight vowed to avenge the damsel's honor.El caballero juró vengar el honor de la doncella.
b. prometer
He was so ashamed of how he acted that he vowed never to drink again.Se avergonzó tanto de su comportamiento que prometió no volver a beber jamás.
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vow
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religion)
a. el voto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (promise)
a. la promesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make a vow to do somethingprometer solemnemente hacer algo
to take a vow of poverty/silencehacer voto de pobreza/silencio
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. prometer solemnemente, jurar
to vow to do somethingjurar hacer algo
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vow [vaʊ]
noun
(Rel) voto (m); (promise) promesa (f); compromiso (m)
lovers' vows promesas (f) solemnes de los amantes
to take make a vow she made a vow," he recalled think things through before you take any vows
to take or make a vow that ... jurar or prometer que ...
she made a vow that she would never touch another drop of alcohol she made a vow that she would take on the government and win
to take or make a vow to do sth jurar hacer algo; comprometerse a hacer algo
he made a vow to seek the Grail I made a silent vow to be more careful in the future
to break one's vow faltar a un compromiso; to take one's vows (Rel) hacer sus votos (monásticos)
a vow of poverty/chastity
to take a vow of poverty/chastity hacer voto de pobreza/castidad
transitive verb
[+obedience, allegiance] jurar; prometer
to vow to do sth jurar hacer algo; comprometerse a hacer algo; to vow that ... jurar or prometer que ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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wedding vow
el voto matrimonial
fatal vow
voto fatal
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