- 1(literary) to stop doing or using something; to make a promise that you will stop doing or using something synonym renounce
- 2 The group forswears all worldly possessions. The country has not forsworn the use of chemical weapons.
NAmE//fɔrˈswɛr//forswear something (formal or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forswear
he / she / it forswears
past simple forswore
past participle forsworn
-ing form forswearing