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Meaning of FORSWEAR

Pronunciation:  for'swehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
 

FORSWEAR is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: abjure, recant, resile, retract
 
 See Also: renounce, repudiate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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
       earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
    
             I . . . do forswear her.              --Shak.
    
    2. To deny upon oath.
    
             Like innocence, and as serenely bold As truth, how
             loudly he forswears thy gold!         --Dryden.
    
    {To forswear one's self}, to swear falsely; to perjure one's
       self. ``Thou shalt not forswear thyself.'' --Matt. v. 33.
    
    Syn: See {Perjure}.
    
    
  2. \For*swear"\, v. i.
    To swear falsely; to commit perjury. --Shak.
    
    
 
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