Swear - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true (syn: affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, verify)
- make a deposition; declare under oath (syn: depone, depose)
- have faith or confidence in (syn: bank, bet, calculate, count, depend, look, reckon, rely)
He swore revenge on the killers.
I swear to God, I'll kill him if he comes back.
Don't swear in front of the children.
I do solemnly swear to tell the whole truth.
I heard him say a swear.
...can't you express your frustration without using swears?...
They swore allegiance to the government.
I swear by the name of God that what I say is true.
Everyone was sworn to secrecy / silence.
The newly elected President was sworn in today.
Everyone swears by her remedy for a cold.
He turned round and swore at me.
Victor swore he would get his revenge.
Mona swore never to return home.
Do you swear on your honour (=promise very strongly) that you will never tell anyone?
present participle: swearing
past tense: swore
past participle: sworn