English verb: swear
|1.||swear (communication) utter obscenities or profanities|
|Samples||The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street.|
|Synonyms||blaspheme, curse, cuss, imprecate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize|
|2.||swear (communication) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true|
|Samples||Before God I swear I am innocent.|
|Examples||They swear that there was a traffic accident|
|Synonyms||affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, verify|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Narrower (hyponym)||assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, protest, take, tell|
|3.||swear (communication) promise solemnly; take an oath|
|Examples||They swear to move|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
|4.||swear (communication) make a deposition; declare under oath|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s that CLAUSE|
|5.||swear (cognition) have confidence or faith in|
|Samples||We can trust in God.|
Rely on your friends.
Bank on your good education.
I swear by my grandmother's recipes.
|Synonyms||bank, rely, trust|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bet, calculate, count, credit, depend, lean, look, reckon|
|Antonyms||distrust, mistrust, suspect|