What is swear?

  • (verb): Have confidence or faith in.
    Example: "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
    Synonyms: trust, rely, bank
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on swear:

Benigno Aquino III - Presidency
... however, Aquino refused to allow Chief Justice Renato Corona to swear him into office, due to Aquino's opposition to the midnight appointment of Corona by outgoing ... of the Philippines Conchita Carpio-Morales, who opposed the midnight appointment of Corona, to swear him into office ... Carpio-Morales, who officially accepted Aquino's request to swear him into office, reminiscent of the decision of his mother, who in 1986, was sworn into the presidency by Associate Justice Claudio Teehankee ...
Nahj Al-Balagha - Sermons
... (uncle of Muhammad) and Abu Sufyan came to Ali to swear allegiance, he advised them in this sermon ... Did he not swear oath of allegiance to me after the death of Uthman Ibn Affan…" The sermon also contains a prophecy on the future of the Islamic World, "Remember ... I swear by Allah that this group (Umayyads) will defeat you, not because they are defending justice or protecting the truth, but simply because they ...

More definitions of "swear":

  • (verb): To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
    Example: "Before God I swear I am innocent"
    Synonyms: affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan
  • (verb): Make a deposition; declare under oath.
    Synonyms: depose, depone
  • (verb): Promise solemnly; take an oath.

Famous quotes containing the word swear:

    Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    I swear to keep the dead upon my mind,/Disdain for all time to be overglad./Among spring flowers, under summer trees./By chilling autumn waters, in the frosts/Of supercilious winter—all my days/I’ll have as mentors those reproving ghosts.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    I swear again, I would not be a queen
    For all the world.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)