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forswear

[ fawr-swair ]
/ f蓴r藞sw蓻蓹r /
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verb (used with object), for路swore [fawr-swawr], /f蓴r藞sw蓴r/, for路sworn [fawr-swawrn], /f蓴r藞sw蓴rn/, for路swear路ing.
to reject or renounce under oath: to forswear an injurious habit.
to deny vehemently or under oath.
to perjure (oneself).
verb (used without object), for路swore [fawr-swawr], /f蓴r藞sw蓴r/, for路sworn [fawr-swawrn], /f蓴r藞sw蓴rn/, for路swear路ing.
to swear falsely; commit perjury.
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Also fore路swear .

Origin of forswear

First recorded before 900; Middle English forsweren, Old English forswerian; see origin at for-, swear

OTHER WORDS FROM forswear

for路swear路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for forswear

forswear
/ (f蓴藧藞sw蓻蓹) /

verb -swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn
(tr) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
(tr) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oathhe forswore any knowledge of the crime
to perjure (oneself)

Derived forms of forswear

forswearer, noun

Word Origin for forswear

Old English forswearian
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