Complete Definition of "swear"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'swÉÉÉ»/
audio|en-us-swear.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÉ(r)|-ÉÉ(r)

Etymology
From OE. swerian.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A swearword.

Verb
en-verb|swears|swearing|swore|sworn

  1. intransitive transitive To take an oath.
  2. intransitive To use offensive language.

Usage notes
In sense 1, this is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Synonyms
see WikiSaurus:swear

Derived terms
swear by
swear like a trooper
swear to God
swear word

Translations
trans-top|to take an oath
Arabic: ARchar|Ø­ÙÙ unicode|(ħálafa)
Bulgarian: заклевам Ñе (zaklevam se)
Chinese: ç¼èª, åèª (fÄshì)
Czech: pÅísahat
Dutch: zweren, een eed afleggen
Finnish: vannoa
French: jurer
German: schwören
Hungarian: esküszik
Icelandic: sverja
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Italian: giurare
Japanese: èªã (ã¡ãã, chikau), æé³´ã (ã©ãªã, donaru), ã®ã®ãã (nonoshiru)
Korean: 맹ì¸íë¤ (maengsehada)
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|سÙÛÙ Ø®ÙاردÙ|trswaen khwArdin|scKUchar
Polish: przysiÄgaÄ, przyrzekaÄ
Portuguese: jurar
Russian: клÑÑÑÑÑÑ (kljástâsja)
Spanish: jurar
Swedish: svära, svärja
Telugu: à°à°à±à°à± à°ªà±à°à±à°à± (oTTu peTTu), à°ªà±à°°à°®à°¾à°£à° à°à±à°¯à± (pramaaNaM chaeyu)
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trans-top|to curse
Arabic: ARchar|شت٠unicode|(šátama)
Bulgarian: пÑÑвам (psuvam)
Czech: klít
Dutch: vloeken
Finnish: kiroilla
French: jurer
German: schimpfen, fluchen
Hungarian: káromkodik, szitkozódik
Icelandic: blóta
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Italian: insultare
Japanese: æªæãã¤ã (ãããããã¤ã, akutái o tsukú)
Korean: ìì íë¤ (yogeul hada)
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|جÙÛ٠داÙ|trjwaen dAn|scKUchar
Polish: przeklinaÄ, klÄÄ, zaklinaÄ
Portuguese: praguejar, rogar pragas
Russian: ÑÑгаÑÑÑÑ (rugátâsja), вÑÑÑгаÑÑÑÑ (výrugatâsja)
Spanish: blasfemar, renegar, jurar, echar ternos
Swedish: svära
Telugu: తిà°à±à°à± (tiTTu) à°à°à±à°à± à°ªà±à°à±à°à±
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ttbc|Indonesian: sumpah, sumpah|bersumpah, sumpah|menyumpahi, umpat|mengumpat

Category:English irregular verbs

el:swear
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gl:swear
io:swear
hu:swear
pl:swear
fi:swear
ta:swear
te:swear
vi:swear
uk:swear
zh:swear

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