A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or conditionally, wholly or in part, for a longer or shorter time, to some act, service, or condition; a devotion of one's possessions; as, a baptismal vow; a vow of poverty.
Specifically, a promise of fidelity; a pledge of love or affection; as, the marriage vow.
To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise solemnly.
I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns. Ernest Shackleton