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Synonyms for swear
swɛərswear

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swear

    To state (Latin sto, stand) is to set forth explicitly, formally, or particularly in speech or writing. Assert (Latin ad, to, and sero, bind) is strongly personal, signifying to state boldly and positively what the one making the statement has not attempted and may not attempt to prove. Affirm has less of egotism than assert (as seen in the word self-assertion), coming nearer to aver. It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly. In legal usage, affirm has a general agreement with depose and testify; it differs from swear in not invoking the name of God. To assure is to state with such authority and confidence as the speaker feels ought to make the hearer sure. Certify is more formal, and applies rather to written documents or legal processes. Assure, certify, inform, apply to the person; affirm, etc., to the thing. Assert is combative; assure is conciliatory. I assert my right to cross the river; I assure my friend it is perfectly safe. To aver is to state positively what is within one's own knowledge or matter of deep conviction. One may assert himself, or assert his right to what he is willing to contend for; or he may assert in discussion what he is ready to maintain by argument or evidence. To assert without proof is always to lay oneself open to the suspicion of having no proof to offer, and seems to arrogate too much to one's personal authority, and hence in such cases both the verb assert and its noun assertion have an unfavorable sense; we say a mere assertion, a bare assertion, his unsupported assertion; he asserted his innocence has less force than he affirmed or maintained his innocence. Affirm, state, and tell have not the controversial sense of assert, but are simply declarative. To vindicate is to defend successfully what is assailed. Almost every criminal will assert his innocence; the honest man will seldom lack means to vindicate his integrity.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, declare, depose, express, inform, maintain, predicate, pronounce, propound, protest, say, set forth, specify, state, tell, testify

    Antonyms:
    contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, disprove, dispute, gainsay, oppose, refute, repudiate, retract, waive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swear

    Synonyms:
    depose, affirm, testify, declare, blaspheme, curse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecateverb

    utter obscenities or profanities

    "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

    Synonyms:
    maledict, excommunicate, affirm, blaspheme, trust, swan, imprecate, anathemize, beshrew, bedamn, damn, aver, assert, avow, anathemise, cuss, curse, depose, depone, unchurch, bank, rely, verify

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swearverb

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

    Synonyms:
    vagabond, depose, put forward, ramble, support, range, trust, bank, stray, rove, roll, rely, say, cast, imprecate, avouch, insist, wander, control, corroborate, assert, confirm, affirm, swan, curse, blaspheme, tramp, avow, allege, verify, asseverate, aver, maintain, drift, sustain, substantiate, depone, roam, cuss

  3. swearverb

    promise solemnly; take an oath

    Synonyms:
    rely, avow, bank, depose, swan, verify, assert, imprecate, trust, blaspheme, affirm, depone, aver, curse, cuss

  4. swear, depose, deponeverb

    make a deposition; declare under oath

    Synonyms:
    affirm, blaspheme, trust, imprecate, depone, aver, assert, avow, force out, swan, cuss, curse, depose, bank, rely, verify

  5. trust, swear, rely, bankverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    depose, affirm, blaspheme, trust, imprecate, depone, swan, aver, confide, avow, entrust, hope, cuss, desire, curse, assert, intrust, commit, deposit, bank, rely, verify, believe

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swearverb

    Synonyms:
    utter an oath, take oath, take an oath

  2. swearverb

    Synonyms:
    declare (solemnly), avow, affirm, depose, testify, state, say

  3. swearverb

    Synonyms:
    use profane language, take the name of god in vain

  4. swearverb

    Synonyms:
    administer an oath to, put under oath

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swearverb

    Synonyms:
    blaspheme, curse, imprecate, use profane language

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swear":

    jure, cuss, promise, swearing, vow, curse, juror, oath

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How to use swear in a sentence?

  1. Donna DiNicola:

    It was really a joke, i swear to you I did not know that made it into the paperwork.

  2. Guaido United StatesArgentinaBrazilChileColombiaCosta RicaEcuadorParaguayPeru:

    Raise your right hand, today, January 23rd, 2019, in my condition as president of the National Assembly, invoking the articles of the Constitution -- before almighty God, i swear to formally assume the power of the national executive office as the president of Venezuela.

  3. John Stamos:

    That night Bob Saget was everything that I wanted him to be, all the best parts of him were at that dinner... I swear to God, he was just, like, at peace somehow.

  4. Mark Twain:

    There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.

  5. Jonathan Swift:

    A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?


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