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Related to foreswear: forswore, perjure


Variant of forswear.


1. another word for forswear
2. (Law) another word for forswear



v. -swore, -sworn, -swearing. v.t.
1. to renounce under oath; abjure: to forswear one's sinful ways.
2. to deny vehemently or under oath.
3. to perjure (oneself).
4. to swear falsely; commit perjury.
[before 900]
for•swear′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foreswear - do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
kick, give up - stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
2.foreswear - turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
disclaim - renounce a legal claim or title to
abandon, give up - give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"


also foreswear
1. To give up a possession, claim, or right:
2. To make untrue declarations:
Law: perjure.
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To do so, to respond to this imperative, my view is that we need to foreswear further NATO growth and make room and arrangements for Ukraine to trade well with both Europe and Russia, while posing a security threat to neither--and to have the space and peace and quiet it needs to try to reunite, recover, reform and succeed.
Complications ensue, with this moral dilemma at the center: should the detainees swear allegiance to the United States and foreswear any to the Japanese emperor?
He proposed a chivalrous code of conduct for outer space security that essentially asks all capable militaries to voluntarily foreswear making space a shooting gallery and instead focus on:
In light of this retraction, you have articulate grounds to foreswear resentment that do not compromise your judgment of the offense, the offender, or yourself.
First, any physician who chooses to enter into a private contract with a patient must foreswear all Medicare reimbursement for a two year period.
Are we to foreswear the punishment of sexual assault by penal confinement?
Medevedev can write freely about his contemporaries because he is prepared to foreswear the status or material advantages they might offer him.
Britain, which in recent weeks had pushed European countries to abstain on the statehood vote, has requested that Palestinians foreswear applying to the ICC in return for changing the British vote to a "yes".
Highlighting this "extraordinary moment" when "not only had the men agreed to undertake a revolt against the king, but Aguirre suggested that they foreswear their very citizenship as well," Balkan asserts that, "this action could be viewed as the earliest call for total revolution in the Americas.
Such global visions do not inform FSA commanders, who routinely foreswear any sectarian bias.
Frugal gardeners will wonder why they ever dithered about the cost, and curmudgeonly gardeners, who think tulips belong in Holland, will foreswear their pessimistic outlook.
Though they act in manly fashion to protect women, they foreswear the manliness that inclines them to perform this duty.