What is swear?

  • (verb): Have confidence or faith in.
    Example: "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
    Synonyms: trust, rely, bank
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on swear:

Nahj Al-Balagha - Sermons
... when `Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib (uncle of Muhammad) and Abu Sufyan came to Ali to swear allegiance, he advised them in this sermon ... Did he not swear oath of allegiance to me after the death of Uthman Ibn Affan…" The sermon also contains a prophecy on the future of the Islamic World, "Remember he (Marwan) is going to have a kingdom and ... I swear by Allah that this group (Umayyads) will defeat you, not because they are defending justice or protecting the truth, but simply because they implicitly and willingly obey their leader even in ...
Benigno Aquino III - Presidency
... President and Vice President, however, Aquino refused to allow Chief Justice Renato Corona to swear him into office, due to Aquino's opposition to the ... the midnight appointment of Corona, to swear him into office ... Carpio-Morales, who officially accepted Aquino's request to swear him into office, reminiscent of the decision of his mother, who in 1986, was sworn into the presidency by ...

More definitions of "swear":

  • (verb): Promise solemnly; take an oath.
  • (verb): To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
    Example: "Before God I swear I am innocent"
    Synonyms: affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan
  • (verb): Make a deposition; declare under oath.
    Synonyms: depose, depone

Famous quotes containing the word swear:

    A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    I swear by the mighty power of Amon-Ra, whose anger can shatter the world, and by the dread power of Set, that I will never betray my trust as High Priest of Karnak.
    Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane (1905–1983)

    I swear to keep the dead upon my mind,/Disdain for all time to be overglad./Among spring flowers, under summer trees./By chilling autumn waters, in the frosts/Of supercilious winter—all my days/I’ll have as mentors those reproving ghosts.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)