Meaning of swear to in English:

swear to

Translate swear to into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1swear to somethingusually with negative Express one's assurance that something is the case.

    ‘I couldn't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure it's his writing’
    • ‘Tommy swore to prove him wrong and went on to win the world exhibition dancing title in Paris and the regional British championship six years running.’
    • ‘During this trip Norman writers maintain that he swore to support William's claim to the English throne.’
    • ‘I ask all of you that are against this war to keep supporting our troops who are doing their duty as they swore to do.’
    • ‘By this, an individual swears to renounce foreign allegiances, support the constitution and serve the US - including fighting in the armed forces if necessary.’
    • ‘But he swears to this day that one crucial piece of evidence was planted - a half-kilo of a highly restricted chemical found in a wall vent of his house.’
    • ‘As the occupation in the south continued, she swore to marry a fighter one day - a severely wounded fighter.’
    • ‘Saakashvili swore to achieve ‘integrity, reconstruction, unification’ for Georgia.’
    • ‘Remember when you clutched your loved ones and swore to live each day to the fullest and be thankful for life and everything in it?’
    • ‘Rather than regret those choices, I swore to myself I would learn from their consequences.’
    • ‘He was only allowed to return to India when he swore to the authorities that he would not indulge in any political activities there.’
    • ‘According to Pam, Jack admitted it and swore to never lay a hand on the girl again.’
    • ‘The republican edifice you swore to tear down is severely weakened.’
    • ‘When Allan went to jail on fraud and theft charges, Elna swore to wear black every day until his release.’
    • ‘It is actually part of a response Hamlet makes to an exclamation of Horatio's, after Hamlet has talked with his father's ghost, and before Horatio swears to keep the secret of the ghost.’
    • ‘She swore, and swears to this day, that there was no man involved.’
    • ‘Each swears to wring the neck of the other and the result is a bloody one-to-one within the prison walls.’
    • ‘One well-known local trainer drops in with a lorry full of runners at least every ten days, swearing to the benefits of the facility, while a number closer to Duninga use the gallops on a daily basis.’
    • ‘I left halfway through, swearing to myself that I would never ever show up to this class without checking to make sure we're doing something new.’
    • ‘I honestly worked hard and put my reputation on the line, swearing to my referrals that this was not a scam.’
    • ‘Already his followers are swearing to avenge his death and I shudder to think of the next group of victims.’
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    1. 1.1swear someone to somethingMake someone promise to observe a certain course of action.
      ‘I've been sworn to secrecy’
      • ‘I have a great deal of power over them, but, like one of those comic-book heroines, I am sworn to use it only for good.’
      • ‘There's a great deal more that I wish could say, but I am sworn to secrecy.’
      • ‘After all, these millions belong to the stockholders, and board members are sworn to protect their money.’
      • ‘It is the kind of thing you're sworn to secrecy over.’
      • ‘When we see fellow officers die, we have someone very close to us die doing something that we're sworn to do as well.’
      • ‘All the boys are sworn to secrecy and won't divulge anything to me.’
      • ‘Dear readers, I wish I could reveal more but I am sworn to secrecy.’
      • ‘She is sworn to secrecy about which major character dies.’
      • ‘He's sworn to keep his vigil for ‘as long as it takes’.’
      • ‘I wish I could tell you more but I am sworn to secrecy.’
      • ‘Okay, I'll tell you, but you are severely sworn to secrecy.’
      • ‘I didn't say anything, as I am sworn to both of their confidences.’
      • ‘We were all sworn to secrecy, and even if you did retire like Mr. Huang did, you had to be somehow connected to Area 51.’
      • ‘Though he is sworn to secrecy, Larry, stricken with guilt over offending a friend, spills the beans.’
      • ‘The heir to the throne you are sworn to may be in danger, and you will do nothing?’
      • ‘It's odd that his mother works for the corporation his father is sworn to take down, yet neither of them cares to know or catches on.’
      • ‘She was sworn to look after me, an honourbond, but she also had to find you.’
      • ‘I am sworn to fulfill my mandate to serve as president.’
      • ‘Wonderful news was imparted, but only on the understanding that he was sworn to secrecy.’
      • ‘It is not to be allowed that any son of a burgess sit down or remain at a common council of the town if he is not sworn to conceal the counsel and secrets of the town.’