What are some alternative words for swear?

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swear(v)

    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

How to pronounce swear?

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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say swear in sign language?

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How to use swear in a sentence?

  1. Otis Brawley:

    False positives are a huge deal, these women are so frightened and inconvenienced they swear off mammography for the rest of their lives.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    I swear there are nazis in this party

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Roger Stone:

    I think we have widespread voter fraud, i think he has to put [voters] on notice that their inauguration will be a rhetorical. And when I mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in.

  5. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    ... Kneeling before the death cult flag with a knife in his hand and a machete before him one of those arrested said this: 'I swear to almighty Allah, we will carry out the first implementation for the soldiers of the caliphate in Australia', he went on to say ... 'I swear to almighty Allah, blond people, there is no room for blame between you and us. We only are ... stabbing the kidneys and striking the necks’.


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    • A. transfixed
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