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  • To swear the peace against one — Swear Swear, v. t. 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. [1913 Webster] Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me. Gen. xxi …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swear — Synonyms and related words: abjure, abuse, acknowledge, adjure, administer an oath, affirm, agree, allege, and candle, assert, assert under oath, asseverate, assure, attest, aver, avoid, avouch, avow, bear witness, believe in, blaspheme, book,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swear to — Synonyms and related words: OK, accept, accredit, affirm, amen, and candle, approve, assert under oath, assure, attest, authenticate, authorize, autograph, book, certify, confirm, cosign, countersign, depone, depose, endorse, give permission,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swear — vb swore, sworn, swear·ing [Old English swerian] vt 1: to utter or take solemnly swear an oath 2 a: to assert as true or promise under oath a sworn affidavit …   Law dictionary

  • swear — S2 [sweə US swer] v past tense swore [swo: US swo:r] past participle sworn [swo:n US swo:rn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(offensive language)¦ 2¦(promise)¦ 3¦(state the truth)¦ 4 somebody could have sworn (that) ... 5¦(public promise)¦ 6 swear somebody to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swear — [ swer ] (past tense swore [ swɔr ] ; past participle sworn [ swɔrn ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive to use words that are deliberately offensive, for example because you are angry with someone: That s the first time I ve ever heard him swear. swear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Swear — Swear, v. i. [imp. {Swore}, formerly {Sware}; p. p. {Sworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swearing}.] [OE. swerien, AS. swerian; akin to D. zweren, OS. swerian, OHG. swerien, G. schw[ o]ren, Icel. sverja, Sw. sv[ a]rja, Dan. sv[ae]rge, Icel. & Sw. svara to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swear — Swear, v. t. 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. [1913 Webster] Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me. Gen. xxi. 23.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swear on the Bible — swear to God swear on my life the Bible etc spoken phrase used for emphasizing strongly that you are telling the truth I swear to God I was never at that place. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or exactsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • swear on my life — swear to God swear on my life the Bible etc spoken phrase used for emphasizing strongly that you are telling the truth I swear to God I was never at that place. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or exactsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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