Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swear

5 senses of swear

Sense 1
curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate -- (utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 2
affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 3
swear -- (promise solemnly; take an oath)
       => vow -- (make a vow; promise; "He vowed never to drink alcohol again")
          Phrasal Verb-> swear off#1

Sense 4
swear, depose, depone -- (make a deposition; declare under oath)
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 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")
       => believe -- (accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits")

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