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swear

swear

 
 
pronunciation:
sweIr
parts of speech:
verb, transitive verb
phrases:
swear off
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part of speech: verb
definition 1: to make a solemn promise or statement, usually concerning the telling of the truth, one's loyalty, or one's duty.
The witness cannot give evidence until she has sworn on the Bible.
similar words:
declare, pledge, promise
definition 2: to use angry or vulgar language.
He swore at the car when it failed to start.
phrase: swear off
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: swears, swearing, swore, sworn
definition: to promise or declare in a serious and solemn way.
He swore to her that he was telling the truth.The sheriff swore to maintain law and order.
synonyms:
affirm, pledge, promise, vow
derivation: swearer (n.)
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