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Definition of forswear verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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
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  1. 1(literary) to stop doing or using something; to make a promise that you will stop doing or using something synonym renounce
  2. 2 The group forswears all worldly possessions. The country has not forsworn the use of chemical weapons.
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