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Synonyms for swear
swɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate(verb)

    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, swear(verb)

    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. swear(verb)

    promise solemnly; take an oath

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

  4. swear, depose, depone(verb)

    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, bank(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swear(v. n.)

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

  2. swear(v. n.)

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

  3. swear(v. n.)

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

  4. swear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    administer an oath to, put under oath

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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