Synonyms of 'swear'
to use words considered obscene or blasphemousIt is wrong to swear and shout.
to give evidence on oath in a law courtAlan swore that he would do everything in his power to help us.
She vowed that some day she would return to live in France.
They promised they would deliver it on Friday.
take an oath,
The ship owner must warrant that his vessel is seaworthy.
Several eye witnesses testified that they had seen the fight.
Records attest to his long history of violence.
a public statement avowing neutrality
give your word,
state under oath,
to state (something) earnestlyI swear I've told you all I know.
See swear by something
See swear someone in
Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon – Romeo and Juliet]As he knew not what to say, he swore – The Island]
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in the sense of affirm
to declare to be true`The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
in the sense of assert
to state or declareWe assert that the bill violates the First Amendment.
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The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.