swear ( swore pt) ( sworn pp )
(=use bad language) jurer
to swear at sb jurer après qn
→ He could hear them shouting and swearing at each other.
to swear to sth jurer de qch
I think he is in Rome but I wouldn't swear to it. Je crois qu'il est à Rome mais je n'en jurerais pas.
[+allegiance, revenge] jurer
to swear an oath prêter serment
to swear (that) ... jurer que ...
→ I swear I will never tell anyone.
(=make promise) to swear sb to secrecy faire promettre le secret à qn to swear sb to silence faire promettre à qn de garder le silence
vt sep (LAW) assermenter
→ The jury was sworn in on March 14.
swear word , swearword
n gros mot m , juron m