Share this entry

swear
British English: /swɛː/
American English: /swɛr/

Translation of swear in German:

transitive verb sworePronunciation: /swɔː(r)/, swornPronunciation: /swɔːn/

  • 1
    schwören (Eid usw.)
    they swore eternal fidelity
    sie schworen sich Dat. ewige Treue
    I could have sworn [that] it was him
    ich hätte schwören können, dass er es war
    blind 2 2
  • 2
    (administer oath to) vereidigen (Zeugen)
    swear somebody to secrecy
    jemanden auf Geheimhaltung einschwören
    sworn

intransitive verb swore, sworn

  • 2swear to something (be certain of)
    etwas beschwören
    einen Eid auf etwas Akk. ablegen
    I wouldn't like to swear to it
    [colloquial]
    ich will es nicht beschwören

noun

Phrasal verbs

swear at

transitive verb

swear by

transitive verb [colloquial]
(have confidence in) schwören auf + Akk.

swear in

transitive verb
vereidigen (Geschworenen, Zeugen)

swear out

transitive verb (American English) swear a warrant out against somebody
gegen jemanden durch eine eidliche [Straf]anzeige einen Haftbefehl erwirken

Definition of swear in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: