Swear

• (v. t.) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office. • (v. i.) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner. • (v. t.) To utter or...
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swear

1. To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc. 'Ye shall swear by my name falsely.' (Lev. Xix. 12) 'I swear by all the Roman gods.' (Shak) ... 2...
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Swear

1. To make a declaration of evidence under an oath in the court, confirming it to be an honest and truth declaration. 2) A promise made by a witness on a sacred thing or person (maybe god) to prove that whatever is said or done is truth and nothing but the truth. 3) Solemn pledge or oath taken by someone who is appointed on an official post, to do ...
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Swear

Swear intransitive verb [ imperfect Swore , formerly Sware ; past participle Sworn ; present participle & verbal noun Swearing .] [ Middle English swerien , Anglo-Saxon swerian ; aki...
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Swear

Swear transitive verb 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. « Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me.» Gen. xxi. 23. « He swore...
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Swear

To take an oath, judicially administered. To swear also signifies to use such profane language as is forbidden by law. This is generally punished by statutory provisions in the several states.
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swear

v. 1) to declare under oath that one will tell the truth (sometimes "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth"). Failure to tell the truth and do so knowingly is the crime of perjury. 2) to administer an oath to a witness that he/she will tell the truth, which is done by a notary public, a court clerk, a court reporter or anyone authori...
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swear

[v] - make a deposition 2. [v] - promise solemnly
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