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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forswear

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resileverb

    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

    "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"

    retract, rebound, draw back, recant, shrink back, spring, bound, pull back, ricochet, abjure, bounce, recoil, resile, reverberate, take a hop, draw in

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forswearverb

    renounce (upon oath), reject, leave, quit, desert, forsake, abandon, drop

  2. forswearverb

    deny, abjure, recant, retract

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forswearverb

    renounce, abjure, disavow

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  1. Angela Stent:

    The US has done practically everything The US can to sanction all parts of the Russian economy, which will have a devastating effect as time goes on, the Europeans would have to forswear purchasing Russian hydrocarbons, and they're not ready to do that yet.

  2. Angela Stent:

    The Europeans would have to forswear purchasing Russian hydrocarbons, and they're not ready to do that yet, they can only do that if they're assured they have other supplies of oil and gas. There's not that much left to sanction.

Translations for forswear

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  • лъжесвидетелствам, отричам под клетваBulgarian
  • nier, abjurer, démentir, parjurerFrench
  • afzweren, ontkennen, meineed plegenDutch
  • лжесвидетельствовать, отрекатьсяRussian
  • forswearUrdu

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