swear for
phrasal to give assurance for ; guarantee

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  • swear for — phrasal : to answer for : guarantee his friends will swear for his integrity …   Useful english dictionary

  • swear for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. guarantee, uphold, give assurance for; see back 2 , help 1 , support 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • swear — [swer] vi. swore, sworn, swearing [ME swerien < OE swerian, akin to Ger schwören < IE base * swer , to speak > OSlav svariti, to revile] 1. to make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God or to something held sacred for confirmation… …   English World dictionary

  • for — for·mic; for·mi·ca; For·mi·ca; for·mi·can; for·mi·ca·ri·idae; for·mi·car·i·um; for·mi·cary; for·mi·ca·tion; for·mic·i·dae; for·mi·cide; for·mi·civ·o·rous; for·mi·coi·dea; for·mi·col·o·gist; for·mi·da·bil·i·ty; for·mi·da·ble; For·mol; for·mol·ize; …   English syllables

  • swear — [ swer ] (past tense swore [ swɔr ] ; past participle sworn [ swɔrn ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive to use words that are deliberately offensive, for example because you are angry with someone: That s the first time I ve ever heard him swear. swear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Swear (song) — Swear was a 1980s pop song by Tim Scott (McConnell) and released by Sire Records in 1983. The music video to promote the song was a campy/tongue in cheek music video of a hippy based pagan/black mass set in a church. The stylized music video is… …   Wikipedia

  • swear — S2 [sweə US swer] v past tense swore [swo: US swo:r] past participle sworn [swo:n US swo:rn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(offensive language)¦ 2¦(promise)¦ 3¦(state the truth)¦ 4 somebody could have sworn (that) ... 5¦(public promise)¦ 6 swear somebody to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • for|swear´er — for|swear «fr SWAIR», verb, swore, sworn, swear|ing. –v.t. 1. to swear solemnly to give up; renounce on oath: »The coach asked the team to forswear smoking. 2. to deny solemnly or on oath. 3. to perjure ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • for|swear — «fr SWAIR», verb, swore, sworn, swear|ing. –v.t. 1. to swear solemnly to give up; renounce on oath: »The coach asked the team to forswear smoking. 2. to deny solemnly or on oath. 3. to perjure ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swear — Swear, v. i. [imp. {Swore}, formerly {Sware}; p. p. {Sworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swearing}.] [OE. swerien, AS. swerian; akin to D. zweren, OS. swerian, OHG. swerien, G. schw[ o]ren, Icel. sverja, Sw. sv[ a]rja, Dan. sv[ae]rge, Icel. & Sw. svara to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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