HyperDic: swear

English > 5 senses of the word swear:
VERBcommunicationswear, curse, cuss, blaspheme, imprecateutter obscenities or profanities
communicationswear, affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swanto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
communicationswearpromise solemnly
communicationswear, depose, deponemake a deposition
cognitionswear, count, bet, depend, rely, bank, look, calculate, reckonhave confidence or faith in
swear > pronunciation
Soundssweh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > swear: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter obscenities or profanities.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscurse, cuss, blaspheme, imprecate
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Similar toblasphemespeak of in an irreverent or impious manner
Spanishblasfemar, imprecar, jurar, maldecir, renegar
Nounsswearersomeone who uses profanity
swearingprofane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
English > swear: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey swear that there was a traffic accident
Example"Before God I swear I am innocent"
Synonymsaffirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan
Narrowerassure, tellinform positively and with certainty and confidence
attestauthenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
claim, takelay claim to
declarestate firmly
holdassert or affirm
protestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishafirmar, asegurar, aseverar, atestar, certificar, corroborar, garantizar, jurar, testimoniar, verificar
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, corroborar, jurar, verificar
Nounsswearersomeone who takes a solemn oath
swearinga commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)
English > swear: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningpromise solemnly; take an oath.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey swear to move
Broadervowmake a vow
See alsoswear offpromise to abstain from
Spanishjurar
Catalanjurar
Nounsswearersomeone who takes a solemn oath
English > swear: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake a deposition; declare under oath.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsdepose, depone
Entailed byperjureknowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishatestar, atestiguar, deponer, jurar, testificar
Catalandeposar
Nounsswearinga commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)
English > swear: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningHave confidence or faith in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
Synonymscount, bet, depend, rely, bank, look, calculate, reckon
BroadertrustHave confidence or faith in
Spanishapostar, calcular, confiar, contar, depender, fiarse, fiar
Catalanapostar, calcular, comptar amb, confiar, dependre, fiar, tenir fe

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