Sware vs. Swear - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Swear (verb)

    To take an oath.

  • Swear (verb)

    To use offensive language.

  • Swear (verb)

    To be lazy; rest for a short while during working hours.

  • Swear (noun)

    A swear word.

  • Swear (adjective)

    Heavy.

  • Swear (adjective)

    Top-heavy; too high.

  • Swear (adjective)

    Dull; heavy; lazy; slow; reluctant; unwilling.

  • Swear (adjective)

    Niggardly.

  • Swear (adjective)

    A lazy time; a short rest during working hours (especially field labour); a siesta.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Swear (verb)

    make a solemn statement or promise undertaking to do something or affirming that something is the case

    "Maria made me swear I would never tell anyone"

    "‘Never again,’ she swore, ‘will I be short of money’"

    "I swear by all I hold dear that I had nothing to do with it"

    "they were reluctant to swear allegiance"

  • Swear (verb)

    take (an oath)

    "he forced them to swear an oath of loyalty to him"

  • Swear (verb)

    take a solemn oath as to the truth of (a statement)

    "I asked him if he would swear a statement to this effect"

  • Swear (verb)

    make (someone) promise to observe a certain course of action

    "I've been sworn to secrecy"

  • Swear (verb)

    use offensive language, especially as an expression of anger

    "Peter swore under his breath"

Webster Dictionary

  • Sware

    imp. of Swear.

  • Swear (verb)

    To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc.

  • Swear (verb)

    To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.

  • Swear (verb)

    To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon God in imprecation; to curse.

  • Swear

    To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath.

  • Swear

    To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; - ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.

  • Swear

    To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.

  • Swear

    To appeal to by an oath.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Swear (verb)

    utter obscenities or profanities;

    "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

  • Swear (verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

  • Swear (verb)

    promise solemnly; take an oath

  • Swear (verb)

    make a deposition; declare under oath

  • Swear (verb)

    have confidence or faith in;

    "We can trust in God"

    "Rely on your friends"

    "bank on your good education"

    "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

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