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for·swear

also fore·swear  (fôr-swâr′)
v. for·swore (-swôr′), for·sworn (-swôrn′), for·swear·ing, for·swears
v.tr.
1.
a. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer engage in (an activity or habit, for example): a political group that has forsworn violence.
b. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer use or be associated with (something): "He had cast in his lot with the lions and forsworn the lambs" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
c. To disavow under oath: "He was forced to take an oath forswearing heretical views" (Garry Wills).
2. To make (oneself) guilty of perjury.
v.intr.
To swear falsely; commit perjury
Idiom:
be forsworn
To commit perjury.

[Middle English forsweren, from Old English forswerian : for-, wrongly; see for- + swerian, to swear; see swear.]

forswear

(fɔːˈswɛə)
vb, -swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn
1. (tr) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
2. (tr) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath: he forswore any knowledge of the crime.
3. (Law) to perjure (oneself)
[Old English forswearian]
forˈswearer n

for•swear

(fɔrˈswɛər)

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).
v.i.
4. to swear falsely; commit perjury.
[before 900]
for•swear′er, n.

forswear


Past participle: forsworn
Gerund: forswearing

Imperative
forswear
forswear
Present
I forswear
you forswear
he/she/it forswears
we forswear
you forswear
they forswear
Preterite
I forswore
you forswore
he/she/it forswore
we forswore
you forswore
they forswore
Present Continuous
I am forswearing
you are forswearing
he/she/it is forswearing
we are forswearing
you are forswearing
they are forswearing
Present Perfect
I have forsworn
you have forsworn
he/she/it has forsworn
we have forsworn
you have forsworn
they have forsworn
Past Continuous
I was forswearing
you were forswearing
he/she/it was forswearing
we were forswearing
you were forswearing
they were forswearing
Past Perfect
I had forsworn
you had forsworn
he/she/it had forsworn
we had forsworn
you had forsworn
they had forsworn
Future
I will forswear
you will forswear
he/she/it will forswear
we will forswear
you will forswear
they will forswear
Future Perfect
I will have forsworn
you will have forsworn
he/she/it will have forsworn
we will have forsworn
you will have forsworn
they will have forsworn
Future Continuous
I will be forswearing
you will be forswearing
he/she/it will be forswearing
we will be forswearing
you will be forswearing
they will be forswearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forswearing
you have been forswearing
he/she/it has been forswearing
we have been forswearing
you have been forswearing
they have been forswearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forswearing
you will have been forswearing
he/she/it will have been forswearing
we will have been forswearing
you will have been forswearing
they will have been forswearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forswearing
you had been forswearing
he/she/it had been forswearing
we had been forswearing
you had been forswearing
they had been forswearing
Conditional
I would forswear
you would forswear
he/she/it would forswear
we would forswear
you would forswear
they would forswear
Past Conditional
I would have forsworn
you would have forsworn
he/she/it would have forsworn
we would have forsworn
you would have forsworn
they would have forsworn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forswear - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressureforswear - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
repudiate, disown, renounce - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

forswear

verb
1. renounce, drop (informal), give up, abandon, forsake, forgo, abjure, swear off giving up drink or forswearing sex
2. reject, deny, retract, repudiate, disown, disavow, recant, disclaim He forswore the use of trade sanctions.

forswear

also foreswear
verb
1. To give up a possession, claim, or right:
2. To make untrue declarations:
Law: perjure.
Translations
يَترُك، يَنْبُذ، يُقْسِم أن يَتْرُك
zříct se
forsværgegive afkald påopgive
ünnepélyesen lemond
afneita hátíîlega
atmestatteikties
yeminle terketmek

forswear

[fɔːˈswɛəʳ] (forswore (pt) (forsworn (pp))) VT (frm) → abjurar de, renunciar a
to forswear o.s (= perjure o.s.) → perjurarse

forswear

[fɔːrˈswɛər] vt (= renounce) [violence, weapons, ambition, claim, possessions] → renoncer à

forswear

pret <forswore> ptp <forsworn>
vt
(= renounce)abschwören (+dat); he has forsworn smokinger hat hoch und heilig versprochen, nicht mehr zu rauchen
(= deny)unter Eid verneinen or leugnen

forswear

(foːˈsweə) past tense forswore (foːˈswoː) : past participle forsworn (foːˈswoːn) verb
to give up; to stop. He has forsworn all his bad habits.
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