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Definition 1: have faith or confidence in - [verb of cognition]

Samples where swear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you can count on me to help you any time
  • Look to your friends for support
  • You can bet on that!
  • Depend on your family in times of crisis

Synonyms for swear in the sense of this definition

(swear is a kind of ...) have confidence or faith in

"We can trust in our government"

Definition 2: make a deposition; declare under oath - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for swear in the sense of this definition

(swear is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

Definition 3: utter obscenities or profanities - [verb of communication]

Samples where swear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

Synonyms for swear in the sense of this definition

(swear is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

(swear has a similar meaning as ...) speak of in an irreverent or impious manner

"blaspheme God"

Definition 4: promise solemnly; take an oath - [verb of communication]

(swear is a kind of ...) make a vow; promise

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

Definition 5: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true - [verb of communication]

Samples where swear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Before God I swear I am innocent

Synonyms for swear in the sense of this definition

(swear is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of swear ) assert or affirm

"Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"

(... is a kind of swear ) lay claim to; as of an idea

"She took credit for the whole idea"

(... is a kind of swear ) authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

"I attest this signature"

(... is a kind of swear ) state firmly

"He declared that he was innocent"

(... is a kind of swear ) affirm or avow formally or solemnly

"The suspect protested his innocence"

(... is a kind of swear ) inform positively and with certainty and confidence

"I tell you that man is a crook!"

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