Definition of Swear in English :

Define Swear in English

Swear meaning in English

Meaning of Swear in English

Pronunciation of Swear in English

Swear pronunciation in English

Pronounce Swear in English


see synonyms of swear


1. blaspheme, curse, cuss, imprecate, swear

utter obscenities or profanities

Example Sentences:
'The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street'

2. affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Example Sentences:
'Before God I swear I am innocent'

3. swear

promise solemnly; take an oath

4. depone, depose, swear

make a deposition; declare under oath

5. bank, rely, swear, trust

have confidence or faith in

Example Sentences:
'We can trust in God'
'Rely on your friends'
'bank on your good education'
'I swear by my grandmother's recipes'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of swear
verbWord forms: swears, swearing, swore or sworn
to declare or affirm (a statement) as true, esp by invoking a deity, etc, as witness
2. (foll by by)
to invoke (a deity, etc) by name as a witness or guarantee to an oath
to trust implicitly; have complete confidence (in)
3. (intransitive; often foll by at)
to curse, blaspheme, or use swearwords
4. (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
to promise solemnly on oath; vow
5. (transitive)
to assert or affirm with great emphasis or earnestness
6. (intransitive)
to give evidence or make any statement or solemn declaration on oath
to take an oath in order to add force or solemnity to (a statement or declaration)
8.  swear blind
a period of swearing

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verb intransitiveWord forms: swore, sworn, ˈswearing
to make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God or to something held sacred for confirmation
to swear on one's honor
to make a solemn promise; vow
to use profane or obscene language; curse
4.  Law
to give evidence under oath
verb transitive
to declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
to pledge or vow on oath
to assert or promise with great conviction or emphasis
to take (an oath) by swearing
to administer a legal oath to

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of swear
v. swore (swôr), sworn (swôrn), swear·ing, swears
1. To make a solemn declaration, invoking a deity or a sacred person or thing, in confirmation of and witness to the honesty or truth of such a declaration.
2. To make a solemn promise; vow.
3. To use obscene or blasphemous language; curse.
4. Law To commit oneself by oath to giving evidence or testimony that is truthful.
a. To declare or affirm solemnly by invoking a deity or a sacred person or thing: swore on the Bible that he would tell the truth.
b. To say or affirm earnestly and with great conviction: I swear that I will pay you back.
2. To promise or pledge with a solemn oath; vow: He swore to do his duty. See Synonyms at promise.
3. To utter or bind oneself to (an oath).
4. Law To administer a legal oath to: All the witnesses have been sworn.
A swearword.

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