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1. swear

verb. ['ˈswɛr'] utter obscenities or profanities.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • cuss
  • verbalize
  • express
  • blaspheme
  • verbalise
  • give tongue to
  • curse

Antonyms

  • pack
  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • swer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sweren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Swear

  • pitiesalpetriere
  • multimillionaire
  • euromobiliare
  • concessionaire
  • questionnaire
  • doctrinaire
  • trosclair
  • st_pierre
  • stpierre
  • st_claire
  • st_clair
  • stclair
  • montclair
  • millionaire
  • microware
  • maxicare
  • laterriere
  • larosiere
  • icelandair
  • frontiere
  • foursquare
  • disrepair
  • buenos-aires
  • billionaire
  • almaguer
  • whitehair
  • solitaire
  • sinclair
  • praxair
  • nationair

How do you pronounce swear?

Pronounce swear as swɛr.

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UK - How to pronounce swear in British English

How do you spell swear? Is it swaer ?

A common misspelling of swear is swaer

Sentences with swear


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many garden professionals will tell you they don’t work, while many home gardeners swear by them.

2. Verb, base form
The plaintiff will have to swear that the complaint is true and have it signed by a notary public.

3. Verb, past participle
Some swimmers who suffer side effects from traditional chlorination systems swear by the benefits of salt-water pools.

Quotes about swear


1. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

3. Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they're uncomfortable laughs.
- John Ratzenberger

2. swear

verb. ['ˈswɛr'] to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.

Synonyms

  • affirm
  • take
  • assert
  • avow
  • aver
  • tell
  • attest
  • assure
  • claim
  • hold
  • declare
  • swan
  • protest

Antonyms

  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify
  • iodinate

Etymology

  • swer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sweren (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. swear

verb. ['ˈswɛr'] promise solemnly; take an oath.

Antonyms

  • lodge

Etymology

  • swer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sweren (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. swear

verb. ['ˈswɛr'] make a deposition; declare under oath.

Synonyms

  • depose
  • declare

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • give
  • go

Etymology

  • swer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sweren (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. swear

verb. ['ˈswɛr'] have confidence or faith in.

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • rely
  • count
  • credit
  • calculate
  • bet
  • depend
  • bank
  • lean
  • look
  • believe

Antonyms

  • distrust
  • disbelieve
  • negate
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • swer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sweren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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