forswear

forswear
Synonyms and related words:
abandon, abdicate, abjure, acknowledge defeat, assert the contrary, back down, back out, backwater, belie, brush aside, cease, cede, chuck, chuck out, climb down, contemn, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, crawfish out, cross, cry quits, decline, deny, desist from, despise, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, discontinue, discount, disdain, disgorge, dismiss, disown, dispense with, dispose of, disprove, dispute, disregard, do without, drop, dump, eat crow, eat humble pie, except, exclude, forgo, gainsay, get along without, get rid of, give away, give over, give up, hand over, have done with, ignore, impugn, join issue upon, kiss good-bye, lay down, leave off, make a sacrifice, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, palinode, part with, pass by, pass up, push aside, quitclaim, rebuff, recall, recant, refuse, refuse to admit, refuse to consider, refute, reject, relinquish, render up, renege, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, resign, retract, revoke, sacrifice, scout, shove away, spare, spurn, stop, surrender, swallow, swear off, take back, take issue with, take the pledge, throw away, throw out, throw up, turn away, turn out, unsay, vacate, waive, withdraw, yield

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  • forswear — for·swear /fōr swar/ vb swore / swōr/, sworn, / swōrn/, swear·ing vt 1: to reject, renounce, or deny under oath 2: to renounce earnestly vi: to swear falsely: commit false swearing …   Law dictionary

  • Forswear — For*swear , v. t. [imp. {Forswore}; p. p. {Forsworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forswearing}.] [OE. forsweren, forswerien, AS. forswerian; pref. for + swerian to swear. See {For }, and {Swear}, v. i.] 1. To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forswear — ► VERB (past forswore; past part. forsworn) formal 1) agree to give up or do without. 2) (forswear oneself/be forsworn) commit perjury …   English terms dictionary

  • forswear — [fôr swer′] vt. forswore [fôr′swôr′] forsworn, forswearing [ME forswerien < OE forswerian: see FOR & SWEAR] 1. to renounce on oath; promise earnestly to give up 2. to deny earnestly or on oath vi. to swear falsely; commit perjury …   English World dictionary

  • Forswear — For*swear , v. i. To swear falsely; to commit perjury. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forswear — (v.) O.E. forswerian swear falsely, also abandon or renounce on oath, from for completely + swerian to swear. Related: Foreswore; foresworn …   Etymology dictionary

  • forswear — 1 *abjure, renounce, recant, retract Analogous words: *abandon, desert, forsake: repudiate, spurn, reject (see DECLINE): *deny, contravene, traverse, gainsay 2 *peijure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forswear — [v] abandon, disavow abjure, deny, disclaim, disown, drop, forgo, forsake, give up, recall, recant, reject, renege, renounce, repudiate, retract, swear off, take back, withdraw; concepts 44,54 Ant. go back to, revert …   New thesaurus

  • forswear — UK [fɔː(r)ˈsweə(r)] / US [fɔrˈswer] verb [transitive] Word forms forswear : present tense I/you/we/they forswear he/she/it forswears present participle forswearing past tense forswore UK [fɔː(r)ˈswɔː(r)] / US [fɔrˈswɔr] past participle forsworn… …   English dictionary

  • forswear — forswearer, n. /fawr swair /, v., forswore, forsworn, forswearing. v.t. 1. to reject or renounce under oath: to forswear an injurious habit. 2. to deny vehemently or under oath. 3. to perjure (oneself). v.i. 4. to swear falsely; commit perjury.… …   Universalium

  • forswear — [[t]fɔː(r)swe͟ə(r)[/t]] forswears, forswearing, forswore, forsworn VERB If you forswear something, you promise that you will stop doing it, having it, or using it. [FORMAL or LITERARY] [V n] The party was offered a share of government if it… …   English dictionary

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