Definition of devow

1 \ də̇ˈvau̇ \ obsolete : to dedicate especially by a vow : devote

2 \ (ˈ)dē¦v-​ \ [ de- + vow, verb ]

a obsolete : renounce, disavow
b : to release from a vow

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History and Etymology for devow

Middle French devouer, from de- (as in devot devout) + vouer to vow, verb

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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