verb (used with object)
to reject or renounce under oath:
to forswear an injurious habit.
to deny vehemently or under oath.
to perjure (oneself).
verb (used without object)
to swear falsely; commit perjury.
abjure, relinquish, forgo, forsake, abandon.
) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath:
he forswore any knowledge of the crime
to perjure (oneself)
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Salaries are so low that an official has to be a saint to forswear any extra earning opportunities.
One answer is to forswear fossil fuels completely in favour of a mixture of renewables, nuclear and reduced demand.
The power of the big rackets was too much to forswear.
It is no reason to forswear knowledge of ourselves, particularly when the potential benefits are great.
Instead, she must be sweetness personified, drink certified milk and forswear all knowledge of the facts of life.
He who has once tasted this fruit can never more forswear it.
Magnanimous in peace as in war, he urged his countrymen to forswear hatred and make the best of their situation.
It does not require any country to forswear its responsibility to protect its own market.