Übersetzung von “swear” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbswear /swɛər/ ( pt swore pp sworn )
intransitive to say offensive words when you are angry, frustrated, etc.

She hit her finger and swore.
Elle tapa sur son doigt et jura. FRE il s'agit bien de qqn qui tape avec un marteau ?

I heard him swear at his son.
Je l'ai entendu injurier son fils.
transitive-intransitive to promise seriously that you will do sth or sth is true

I swear (that) I'm telling the truth.
Je jure que je dis la vérité.

The family swore to get revenge.
La famille jura d'avoir sa revanche.
swear an oath
to make a serious legal promise
faire le serment

to swear an oath of secrecy
faire le serment de garder le secret

swear by

verb phrasalswear by [ ˈswɛər ˌbaɪ ]
to believe strongly that sth is good or useful
ne jurer que par

She swears by the herbs as a cure for allergies.
Elle ne jure que par les plantes comme remèdes pour les allergies.

(Übersetzung von “swear” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /sweə/ (past tense swore /swoː/, past participle sworn /swoːn/)

to state, declare, or promise solemnly with an oath, or very definitely and positively

The witness must swear to tell the truth
He swore an oath of loyalty
Swear never to reveal the secret
I could have sworn (= I’m sure) she was here a minute ago.

to use the name of God and other sacred words, or obscene words, for emphasis or abuse; to curse

Don’t swear in front of the children!
sworn /swoːn/ adjective

(of friends, enemies etc) (determined, as if) having taken an oath always to remain so

They are sworn enemies.

(of evidence, statements etc) given by a person who has sworn to tell the truth

fait sous serment
The prisoner made a sworn statement.
swear word noun

a word used in cursing

‘Damn’ is a mild swear word.
swear by

to appeal to (eg God) as a witness of one’s words

jurer par
I swear by Heaven that I’m innocent.

to put complete trust in (a remedy etc)

ne jurer que par
She swears by aspirin for all the children’s illnesses.
swear in

to introduce (a person) into a post or office formally, by making him swear an oath

faire prêter serment à
The new Governor is being sworn in next week.
swear to

to make a solemn statement, with an oath, in support of

I’ll swear to the truth of what he said
I think he was here this morning, but I wouldn’t like to swear to it.

(Übersetzung von “swear” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)