Deliver vs Vow - What's the difference?

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Deliver is a related term of vow.


As verbs the difference between deliver and vow

is that deliver is to set free while vow is (ambitransitive) to make a vow; to promise.

As a noun vow is

a solemn promise to perform some act, or behave in a specified manner, especially a promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.

deliver

English

Alternative forms

* delivre (archaic)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To set free.
  • (label) To do with birth.
  • # To give birth.
  • # To assist in the birth of.
  • # To assist (a female) in bearing, that is, in bringing forth (a child).
  • #* Gower
  • She was delivered safe and soon.
  • (label) To free from or disburden of anything.
  • * (Henry Peacham) (1578-c.1644)
  • Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few verses, and those poor ones.
  • To bring or transport something to its destination.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered .}}
  • To hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another.
  • * Bible, (w) xl. 13
  • Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • The constables have delivered her over.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • The exalted mind / All sense of woe delivers to the wind.
  • To express in words, declare, or utter.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 27, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992) , passage=It’s a lovely sequence cut too short because the show seems afraid to give itself over to romance and whimsy and wistfulness when it has wedgie jokes to deliver .}}
  • To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge.
  • * Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
  • shaking his head and delivering some show of tears
  • * Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • An uninstructed bowler thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straight forward.
  • To discover; to show.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • I'll deliver myself your loyal servant.
  • (label) To admit; to allow to pass.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Synonyms

    * (to set free) * (to express)

    Derived terms

    * delivery * deliverable * deliver the goods

    Anagrams

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    vow

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A solemn promise to perform some act, or behave in a specified manner, especially a promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.
  • A declaration or assertion.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author= Sam Leith
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=37, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where the profound meets the profane , passage=Swearing doesn't just mean what we now understand by "dirty words". It is entwined, in social and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language – "profanity", "curses", "oaths" and "swearing" itself.}}

    Usage notes

    * One normally makes'' or ''takes'' a vow, or simply ''vows (see below). * Commonly mentioned vows include those of silence'', ''obedience'', ''poverty'', ''chastity'', and ''celibacy . * 'to keep/pay/fulfill a vow' = to honor a vow * 'to break a vow' = to dishonor a vow

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To make a vow; to promise.
  • * Bible, Eccl. v. 4
  • When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it.
  • * Richard Baxter
  • We do not vow that we will never sin, nor neglect a duty (nor ought we to do so).
  • To make a vow regarding (something).
  • The wronged woman vowed revenge.
  • To declare publicly that one has made a vow, usually to show one's determination or to announce an act of retaliation.
  • The rebels vowed to continue their fight.

    Derived terms

    * exchange vows * take vows * vow of celibacy * vow of chastity * vow of silence * vow of poverty

    Anagrams

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