transitive verb

Definition of devow


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

  2. 2 \(ˈ)dē¦v-\ [de- + vow, verb] a obsolete :  renounce, disavow b :  to release from a vow

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Origin and Etymology of devow

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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