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Meaning of "to take vows" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES TO TAKE VOWS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to take vows in the English dictionary

The definition of to take vows in the dictionary is to enter a religious order and commit oneself to its rule of life by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, which may be taken for a limited period as simple vows or as a perpetual and still more solemn commitment as solemn vows.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO TAKE VOWS

to take a pounding
to take soundings
to take steps to do sth
to take the high road
to take years off sb
to take your full holiday entitlement
to the bitter end
to the fore
to the full
to the ground
to the hilt
to the left
to the letter
to the life
to the manner born
to the max
to the nth degree
to the point
to the prejudice of
to the skies

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO TAKE VOWS

All Hallows
Allhallows
arrows
baptismal vows
bellows
don´t knows
gallows
marriage vows
narrows
Rainbows
shallows
simple vows
solemn vows
sorrows
take vows
the gallows
vows
wedding vows
windows
yellows

Synonyms and antonyms of to take vows in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «to take vows» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO TAKE VOWS

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Translator English - Chinese

采取的誓言
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

para tomar los votos
570 millions of speakers

English

to take vows
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रतिज्ञा लेने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أن تأخذ الوعود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

принять обеты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fazer votos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শপথ গ্রহণ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à faire des vœux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk mengambil ikrar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

, ein Gelübde ablegen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誓いを取る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

서약 을 촬영합니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo njupuk sumpah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để có lời thề
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சபதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शपथ घेणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

서en almak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di prendere i voti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wziąć śluby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прийняти обіти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a lua voturile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να πάρει τους όρκους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geloftes te neem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ta vows
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å ta løfter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to take vows

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO TAKE VOWS»

The term «to take vows» is regularly used and occupies the 83.636 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO TAKE VOWS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to take vows

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO TAKE VOWS»

Discover the use of to take vows in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to take vows and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Jesus of Nazareth: Son of God/Son of Man
God does not tell us not to take vows. Paul took at least one. Rather, God takes our vows to him seriously. We are well advised to take our vows to him just as seriously as God does. Another example is seen in the issues around church- ...
W. Mccrocklin, W. Michael McCrocklin, 2006
2
Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John ...
Going deep behind the headlines about scandals in the Catholic Church, Jason Berry and Gerald Renner's Vows of Silence follows the staggering trail of evasions and deceit that leads directly to the Vatican -- and taints the legacy of Pope ...
Jason Berry, Gerald Renner, 2004
3
Confraternities and Catholic Reform in Italy, France, and Spain
The Daughters had petitioned de Paul repeatedly for the right to take vows. He hesitated, fearing that vows would lead to enclosure; there- fore, when the Daughters of Charity took vows they did so privately, during Mass, and never publicly ...
John Patrick Donnelly, Michael W. Maher, 1999
4
Dealing with Deities: The Ritual Vow in South Asia
to be most readily available to those willing to take vows to those powers. This theme appears time and time again in the essays included here. Some authors suggest more, in fact. Lamb, for example, asserts that among the Hindu ascetics of ...
Selva J. Raj, William P. Harman, 2012
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Summa Theologica:
Objection 1: It would seem that it is not expedient to take vows. It is not expedient to anyone to deprive himself of the good that God has given him. Now one of the greatest goods that God has given man is liberty whereof he seems to be ...
Saint Thomas (Aquinas), 1985
6
The History of the Relations Between the Low Countries and ...
In our Vicariate, however, there exists the custom of the young virgins renewing their vows three or four times a year, i.e., from feast to feast; if they are more virtuous, every year; allowing them to take vows for three years, should be done rarely ...
Willy vande Walle, Noël Golvers, 2003
7
Get Thee to a Punnery
Whether you like 'em hot or cool, straight-up or low-down, here are puns of every color, stripe and persuasion to suit your every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funny bone, this is the book for you.
Richard Lederer, 1990
8
Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers: Anglican Sisterhoods in ...
He consistently refiised to approve women presented by their communities for profession, because they insisted on the right to take vows.16 (They were professed anyway, but without his sanction.) Yet Wilberforce's attitude was seen as ...
Susan Mumm, 2001
9
Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)
We proceed thus to the Fourth Article:— Objection 1, It would seem that it is not expedient to take vows. It is not expedient to anyone to deprive himself of the good that God has given him. Now one of the greatest goods that God has given man ...
St Thomas Aquinas, 2013
10
Saint Margaret, Queen of the Scots: A Life in Perspective
The legal age of adulthood for girls in later Anglo-Saxon England was 12, and they were allowed to make an independent decision to take vows at the age of 16.16 She could have taken the veil and remained at Wilton with the dowager ...
Catherine Keene, 2013

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