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oath

oath

 
pronunciation:
oth
phrases:
under oath, take an oath
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solemn pledge to do something, esp. a promise to tell the truth, as in a court of law.
He made an oath that he would never treat his own children the way he had been treated as a child.
 
synonyms:
pledge, word, word of honor
similar words:
guarantee, promise, vow
definition 2: such a pledge in prescribed words, used to declare allegiance or to declare that one will serve one's office honorably.
He becomes president after taking the oath of office.The new physicians took the Hippocratic Oath.
synonyms:
declaration
similar words:
affirmation, avowal, pledge, statement, vow
definition 3: an irreverent use of the name of a deity, or a similar blasphemous utterance.
My grandmother punished us if we uttered oaths like "for God's sake!" or "Gosh darn it!"
synonyms:
blasphemy, curse, profanity
similar words:
irreverence, obscenity, sacrilege, swearword
definition 4: a curse word; profanity.
The drivers got out of their cars and hurled oaths at each other.
synonyms:
curse, curse word, profanity, swearword
similar words:
dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity
phrase: under oath
phrase: take an oath