Definitions of swear

  1. To affirm or utter a solemn declaration with an appeal to God for the truth of it; to promise upon oath; to give evidence on oath; to practise profaneness.
  2. To vow.
  3. To utter or declare with an appeal to God; to vow or promise solemnly; cause to take, or bind by, an oath; as, to swear witnesses.
  4. To utter, calling God to witness: to administer an oath to: to declare on oath:- pa. t. swore; pa. p. sworn.
  5. To administer an oath to.
  6. To affirm solemnly, with an appeal to God or something sacred; make a solemn affirmation.
  7. To utter profanely.
  8. To administer a legal oath to.
  9. To make a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a solemn vow or promise; to give evidence on oath; to use profane language.
  10. To affirm, calling God to witness: to give evidence on oath: to utter the name of God or of sacred things profanely.
  11. To affirm, calling God to witness; declare on oath; use profane language.
  12. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; " Before God I swear I am innocent"
  13. utter obscenities or profanities; " The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
  14. To give testimony under oath.
  15. To blaspheme; curse.
  16. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to cause to take an oath; to declare or charge upon oath. To swear the peace against one, to make oath against him before the proper officer, as endangering the life or person of him who makes it.
  17. Swearing.
  18. Sworn.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.
  23. To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.
  24. To appeal to by an oath.
  25. Swearer.
  26. Swore.
  27. Swore ( older form, sware.).
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