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swear

verb [I or T] (PROMISE)
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/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
發(誓);宣(誓)
I don't know anything about what happened, I swear (it).
我發誓我對所發生的事一無所知。
[+ (that)] You might find it difficult to believe, but I swear (that) the guy just came up to me and gave me the money.
你可能覺得這難以置信,但我發誓,那個人確實走過來把這些錢給了我。
informal She swore blind (= promised definitely) (that) she didn't know what had happened to the money.
她信誓旦旦地說不知道錢哪裡去了。
[+ to infinitive] New gang members must swear to obey the gang leaders at all times.
新的幫會成員必須發誓在任何時候都服從幫會頭目。
In some countries, witnesses in court have to swear on the Bible.
在有些國家,出庭證人必須手按《聖經》宣誓。
I swore an oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
我發誓我說的都是實情,絕對沒有半點謊言。
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).
我們幾個人都知道會發生甚麼事,但我們已發過誓要對此保密。
I think his birthday is on the 5th, but I wouldn't/couldn't swear to it (= I am not completely certain about it).
我想他的生日是五號,但並不完全肯定。
Making and breaking promises and commitments
(Definition of swear verb (PROMISE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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