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[uhn-swair] /ʌnˈswɛər/
verb (used with object), unswore, unsworn, unswearing.
to retract (something sworn or sworn to); recant by a subsequent oath; abjure.
Origin of unswear
First recorded in 1585-95; un-2 + swear Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why then the revoking my consent does annul, or make of none effect your oath; so you may unswear it again.

  • Women think they can swear a thing and unswear it, to save or please themselves.

    His Grace of Osmonde Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for unswear


verb -swears, -swearing, -swore, -sworn
to retract or revoke (a sworn oath); abjure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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