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Definition of Swear
SwearSwear 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 answer, Dan. svare, Dan. & Sw. svar an
answer, Goth. swaran to swear, and perhaps to E. swarm.
[root]177. Cf. Answer.]
1. To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to
God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise,
threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by
some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the
Bible, the Koran, etc.
Ye shall swear by my name falsely. --Lev. xix.
I swear by all the Roman gods. --Shak.
2. (Law) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth
of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
3. To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use
the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon
God in imprecation; to curse.
[I] swore little; diced not above seven times a
To swear by, to place great confidence in a person or
thing; to trust implicitly as an authority. ``I simply
meant to ask if you are one of those who swear by Lord
Verulam.' --Miss Edgeworth.
To swear off, to make a solemn vow, or a serious
resolution, to abstain from something; as, to swear off
Meaning of Swear from wikipedia
an oath, also known
an oath Profanity
, a band "Swear
" (Tim Scott McConnell
song), a 1980s...
may also be called curse words
(British English), cuss words
and Canada), swear
words, bad words, crude
- oaths. "To swear
" is a verb used to describe
of an oath, to making
vow. The word come from Anglo-Saxon āð judicial swearing
- A swear
jar (also known
as a swear
jar, cuss jar, or cuss bank) is a device
to help discourage people
- To pinky swear
, or to make a pinky
promise, is the locking
of the pinkies
of two people
that a promise
has been made. In the United
- "I Swear
" is a song written
by Gary Baker
a hit for American country music artist
John Michael Montgomery
in 1993 and for...
- "I Swear
" is a 1994 song by John Michael
by All-4-One, Kenny Rogers
and Gary Baker. I Swear
may also refer
to: I Swear
" is the sixth episode
of the seventh season
of the post-apocalyptic horror television series
Dead, which aired
on AMC on November
It Again" (Alternate title: "Swear
It All Over Again") is a song by Irish
boy band Westlife. It was released
on 19 April
1999 in the United
- oath of allegiance
and fidelity. This clause enjoins
the new president
that he "will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect
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