obsolete : to dedicate especially by a vow : devote
\ (ˈ)dē¦v-​ \ [de- + vow, verb]
obsolete : renounce, disavow
: to release from a vow

Word History


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

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“Devow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devow. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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