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Overview of verb swear

The verb swear has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (20) curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate

(utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street")

2. (8) affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear

(to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")

3. (2) swear

(promise solemnly; take an oath)

4. (1) swear, depose, depone

(make a deposition; declare under oath)

5. trust, swear, rely, bank

(have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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