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  • verbdeclare under oath
  • verbspeak profanely; be vulgar

synonyms for swear

  • affirm
  • assert
  • depose
  • testify
  • vow
  • attest
  • avow
  • covenant
  • maintain
  • plight
  • promise
  • state
  • trust
  • vouch
  • warrant
  • cross one's heart
  • depend on
  • give one's word
  • give witness
  • have confidence in
  • make an affidavit
  • pledge oneself
  • rely on
  • say so
  • state under oath
  • swear by
  • swear to God
  • swear up and down
  • take an oath
See also synonyms for: swearing / swore / sworn
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antonyms for swear

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  • deny
  • break
  • condemn
  • renounce
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    How to use swear in a sentence

    I swear, if he pees on another bush during a family walk, I just might lose it.
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    Letlow, a 41-year-old congressman-elect from Louisiana, died after contracting covid-19 late last year, days before he was scheduled to be sworn in as a member of Congress.
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    He swears he can see his influence on Leftwich on the field.
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    The officer did not charge either man, but later that day Karau went before a Fairfax County magistrate and swore out a misdemeanor assault charge against Chastain.
    JUDGE FAULTS FAIRFAX COUNTY PROSECUTORS FOR FAILING TO NOTIFY VICTIM OF TRIALJUSTIN JOUVENALFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Among the possibilities raised were adding sworn police officers who could make arrests, ambassadors who could help riders navigate the system rather than write tickets and homeless outreach workers.
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    As the investigation into Salsman unfolded, after he had been sworn in as district attorney, he allegedly told the women involved not to cooperate with police and tried to convince them to share details of their testimony with him.
    A DISTRICT ATTORNEY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ABUSE VICTIMS ON HIS OFFICE DESK, AUTHORITIES SAID. THEN HE ALLEGEDLY PRESSURED THEM TO LIE ABOUT IT.KATIE SHEPHERDFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Jensen will be ceremonially sworn in at Wednesday’s Oceanside City Council meeting.
    NORTH COUNTY REPORT: APPOINTMENT OF NEW OCEANSIDE LEADER MAKING WAVESKAYLA JIMENEZFEBRUARY 4, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    From now on, I swear I’m going to be all Sparks, all the time.
    THE SPARKS BROTHERS, A SUNDANCE DELIGHT, TELLS THE GRAND STORY OF THIS ENDURINGLY ENIGMATIC ART-POP DUOSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 3, 2021TIME
    Dorner is also the only woman of the group, and in a year ravaged by the pandemic and in which the first female vice president was sworn into office, there is a symmetry to putting her at the front of the line.
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    She said, falsely, that they couldn’t be sworn into Congress with a Koran, saying that Bible must be used.
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