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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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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.
In the run-up to the elections that ended Friday, notoriously anti-Israel student groups launched an aggressive campaign to compel council candidates to sign a pledge to foreswear engagement with well-established Jewish organizations that sponsor educational trips to Israel.
Medevedev can write freely about his contemporaries because he is prepared to foreswear the status or material advantages they might offer him.
Shattering cliches (like "keep hope alive"), he intimates that resuscitation requires we confront fear, foreswear safety, and dig deep behind the mask.
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.
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.
States Saturday to demand that the US end all sanctions, stop assassinating Iranians and foreswear war on the Islamic Republic.
They foreswear certain actions and refuse to take advantage of others.
Every year at the week-long conference which brings together all 151 member states of the IAEA, Arab nations table a resolution urging Israel to foreswear atomic weapons and sign up to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).