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Translation of "swear" - English-Spanish dictionary

swear

verb   /sweər/ ( past tense swore, past participle sworn)
to use rude language about sex, the body, etc. decir palabrotas He was sent home because he swore at the teacher.
to promise jurar I swear I won’t tell anyone.
(Definition of swear from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

swear

verb /sweə/ ( past tense swore /swoː/, past participle sworn /swoːn/)
to state, declare, or promise solemnly with an oath, or very definitely and positively jurar 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 blasfemar 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 declarado; (traductor u otro cargo tomado bajo juramento) jurado They are sworn enemies.
(of evidence, statements etc) given by a person who has sworn to tell the truth bajo juramento The prisoner made a sworn statement.
swear word noun
a word used in cursing palabrota, taco, grosería ’Damn’ is a mild swear word.
swear by phrasal verb
to appeal to (eg God) as a witness of one’s words jurar por I swear by Heaven that I’m innocent.
to put complete trust in (a remedy etc) tener una fe absoluta (en), creer ciegamente (en) She swears by aspirin for all the children’s illnesses.
swear in phrasal verb
to introduce (a person) into a post or office formally, by making him swear an oath tomar juramento a The new Governor is being sworn in next week.
swear to phrasal verb
to make a solemn statement, with an oath, in support of jurar; poner la mano en el fuego 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.
(Definition of swear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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