- Sworn is defined as promised, or bound by an oath.
- If you are testifying in court and pledge to tell the truth, this is an example of when you give sworn testimony.
- If you are determined to remain someone's enemy from now until forever, this is an example of when you are sworn enemies.
- Having been asserted as true under oath: sworn statements by witnesses.
- Bound or empowered by an oath: a sworn official.
- Avowed: a sworn friend.
- Given under oath.
- His sworn statement convinced the judge.
- a sworn enemy
- Past participle of swear
Variant of swear
intransitive verbswore, sworn, swearing
- to make a solemn declaration with an appeal to God or to something held sacred for confirmation: to swear on one's honor
- to make a solemn promise; vow
- to use profane or obscene language; curse
- Law to give evidence under oath
Origin of swearMiddle English swerien ; from Old English swerian, akin to German schwören ; from Indo-European base an unverified form swer-, to speak from source Old Church Slavonic svariti, to revile
- to declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
- to pledge or vow on oath
- to assert or promise with great conviction or emphasis
- to take (an oath) by swearing
- to administer a legal oath to
- to name (something held sacred) in taking an oath
- to have great faith or confidence in