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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [swair]
    • /swɛər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [swair]
    • /swɛər/

Definitions of sware word

  • verb sware simple past tense of swear. 1
  • verb without object sware to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible. 1
  • verb without object sware to bind oneself by oath. 1
  • verb without object sware to give evidence or make a statement on oath. 1
  • verb without object sware to use profane oaths or language: Don't swear in front of the children. 1
  • verb with object sware to declare, affirm, attest, etc., by swearing by a deity, some sacred object, etc. 1

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Origin of sware

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English sweren, Old English swerian; cognate with German schwören, Old Norse sverja; akin to Gothic swaran to swear; see answer

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sware popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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