do without or cease to hold or adhere to;
‘We are dispensing with formalities’; ‘relinquish the old ideas’;
(transitive) To renounce or deny something, especially under oath.
‘We forswear allegiance and support for the Economic Freedom Fighters.’;
turn away from; give up;
‘I am foreswearing women forever’;
(intransitive) To commit perjury; to break an oath.
To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
‘I . . . do forswear her.’;
To deny upon oath.
‘Like innocence, and as serenely boldAs truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold!’;
To swear falsely; to commit perjury.
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure;
‘He retracted his earlier statements about his religion’; ‘She abjured her beliefs’;