swear verb (PROMISE) translate to Mandarin Chinese

Translation of "swear" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [I or T] (PROMISE)
/sweər/ US  /swer/ (swore, sworn)
to state or promise that you are telling the truth or that you will do something or behave in a particular way
I don't know anything about what happened, I swear (it).
[+ (that)] You might find it difficult to believe, but I swear (that) the guy just came up to me and gave me the money.
informal She swore blind (= promised definitely) (that) she didn't know what had happened to the money.
[+ to infinitive] New gang members must swear to obey the gang leaders at all times.
In some countries, witnesses in court have to swear on the Bible.
I swore an oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
A few of us knew what was going to happen, but we were sworn to secrecy (= we were made to promise that we would keep it a secret).
I think his birthday is on the 5th, but I wouldn't/couldn't swear to it (= I am not completely certain about it).
Making and breaking promises and commitments
(Definition of swear verb (PROMISE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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