[ uhn-swair ]

verb (used with object),un·swore, un·sworn, un·swear·ing.
  1. to retract (something sworn or sworn to); recant by a subsequent oath; abjure.

Origin of unswear

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + swear

Words Nearby unswear

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How to use unswear in a sentence

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

    His Grace of Osmonde | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Why then the revoking my consent does annul, or make of none effect your oath; so you may unswear it again.

British Dictionary definitions for unswear


/ (ʌnˈswɛə) /

verb-swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn
  1. to retract or revoke (a sworn oath); abjure

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