Forswear - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈswer|  American pronunciation of the word forswear
Brit.  |fɔːˈswɛː|  British pronunciation of the word forswear


- formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure (syn: abjure, recant, resile, retract)


She forswore her allegiance to the old regime.

He foreswore cigarettes as his New Year's resolution.

He forswore the land.

I have sworn to obey the laws, and I cannot forswear myself.

We are forswearing the use of chemical weapons for any reason.

I foreswore, with the most solemn oaths, the gaming table.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: forswear
he/she/it: forswears
present participle: forswearing
past tense: forswore
past participle: forsworn
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