Translation of swear in Spanish:

swear

jurar, v.

Pronunciation /swɛr//swɛː/

transitive verb

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    (allegiance/revenge/fidelity) jurar
    they swore an oath of obedience to their queen juraron obediencia a la reina
    • it's the truth, I swear it es verdad, te lo juro
    • I could've sworn I left it there hubiera jurado que lo dejé ahí
    • do you swear to tell the truth? ¿jura usted decir la verdad?
    • to swear an affidavit hacer una declaración jurada
    • Anybody who wants to considered a freeman must swear an oath of loyalty.
    • Spike Milligan was born in India yet denied a British passport because, although he had served and risked his life for King and country, he refused to swear the oath of allegiance.
    • The oath sworn by new citizens remains the source of some bitterness among traditionalists north of the Border, who claim it ignores Scotland's unique history.
    • They will swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen, and pledge to respect the UK's laws, rights and freedoms.
    • You stood there with your hand on the bible and swore an oath.
    • And if my democratically-elected MP fails to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen, why will they be barred from entering Parliament to represent me?
    • They swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
    • There were no photographs or transcripts of the testimony, and the two men would not agree to swear an oath, conditions George Bush defended.
    • Kingston's mayor will attend the ceremonies and new citizens will swear the oath of allegiance and make a pledge of citizenship before being given a British nationality certificate.
    • Once there, frightened of Injun Joe, they decided to swear an oath that they won't tell anyone what they just witnessed.
    • She's as aware as anyone that the lusty thoughts she inspires are the foundation of her celebrity, yet she's sworn an oath never to show her naughty bits in movies.
    • Speaking in Commercial Radio's Tea Cup in a Storm, Leung stressed that should he swear an oath, he would do so with dignity.
    • He swore a pledge of fidelity, not an easy thing for him.
    • To start the renunciation procedure, you have to be outside of the United States and swear your oath of renunciation to a U.S. consular officer.
    • Radical plans to require immigrants to swear an oath of allegiance to Britain were yesterday unveiled by the inquiry into the summer riots in Bradford, Oldham and Burnley.
    • On 20 January 2001, George W Bush swore the oath of office as the 43rd President of the US.
    • Many have pointed out the absurdity of asking new citizens to swear an oath to the Queen, when a large number of citizens born here would probably refuse to do the same.
    • That decision caused uproar as the MPs refuse to swear the oath of allegiance to the queen, meaning they cannot take their seats, speak in debates or vote.
    • Among them the fact that it was the judge and jury who swore an oath to render a true and just decision.
    • Nevertheless, he could have discussed his devotion to the Constitution from some perspective other than the fact that he'd sworn an oath.
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    (witness/official)
    (bind)
    tomarle juramento a
    juramentar
    we've all been sworn to secrecy nos han hecho prometer que no diremos nada / que guardaremos el secreto
    • It is the kind of thing you're sworn to secrecy over.
    • Dear readers, I wish I could reveal more but I am sworn to secrecy.
    • I am sworn to fulfill my mandate to serve as president.
    • When we see fellow officers die, we have someone very close to us die doing something that we're sworn to do as well.
    • 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.
    • Wonderful news was imparted, but only on the understanding that he was sworn to secrecy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Okay, I'll tell you, but you are severely sworn to secrecy.
    • 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.
    • I didn't say anything, as I am sworn to both of their confidences.
    • She is sworn to secrecy about which major character dies.
    • He's sworn to keep his vigil for ‘as long as it takes’.
    • All the boys are sworn to secrecy and won't divulge anything to me.
    • She was sworn to look after me, an honourbond, but she also had to find you.
    • Though he is sworn to secrecy, Larry, stricken with guilt over offending a friend, spills the beans.
    • 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.
    • I wish I could tell you more but I am sworn to secrecy.

intransitive verb

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    (vow)
    jurar
    • Serebin has no army to enlist in, no state to swear allegiance to, no cause to fight for.
    • This is not the country I agreed to support when I swore my allegiance to the Republic, and dedicated my life to its defense.
    • But it's okay, we're allowed to live to excess this week, since on Friday night we will swear allegiance to a new, healthy regime.
    • Let's forget he had sworn allegiance to Queen Victoria en-route to Oz and fought an odd battle or two for the Poms on the way.
    • We were told we could choose to say swear or affirm at one point yet no alternative was given for the last line, which is ‘so help me God’.
    • Every local politician thereafter swore allegiance to saving neighbourhoods, as though Noreen and her friends had just given voice to the obvious.
    • Amanullah and Khan swear allegiance to Karzai's government, but both often act in their own interests.
    • The MacDonalds were regarded as extreme supporters of the former Catholic regime of James I who had failed to swear allegiance to the new King William on time.
    • The bill is being sponsored by ultra-orthodox Jewish political groups in the wake of claims that hundreds of soldiers in the Israeli army have sworn allegiance to the state on the New Testament.
    • Zainal and his followers had to swear allegiance to Sungkar and Bashir and accept their leadership over the community in Australia.
    • Hidden in the forest, Von Rothbart had secretly overheard Siegfried's promise, and he swore he would stop this love.
    • While all the main UK banks swear passionate allegiance to the very British concept of free while in credit banking, costs are inching up on several fronts.
    • The judge has no interest in the result and has sworn or affirmed an obligation to give justice according to law.
    • Desmond's behaviour has embarrassed the Tory party, to whom he has sworn allegiance.
    • Their loyalty was to God; they could not swear allegiance to any temporal state.
    • They have not earned our trust, or sworn allegiance to us.
    • In democratic and successful societies, men and women do not swear allegiance to malcontents and murderers; they turn their hearts and labor to building better lives.
    • I pretended to be interested - I even learnt the names of some of the players, and eventually was forced to swear allegiance to a team.
    • He might curse the existence of the January transfer window, but should instead swear allegiance to it.
    • I do solemnly swear that I will obey all laws commands and dictates of our leader - for he has lovely teeth.
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    (curse)
    decir palabrotas
    soltar tacos Spain informal
    mentar madres Mexico informal
    to swear at sb (usando palabrotas) insultar a algn
    • Dent started to walk away, but was arrested after swearing at police. He had already been fined for two other drunken episodes in April.
    • Yesterday the irate father of one of the alleged victims was in court, cursing and swearing at the accused.
    • Sometimes he would call them into his office to tell them off and, after shouting and swearing at them, would begin touching them while they cried in terror, the jury heard.
    • In April he was fined after swearing at a match official.
    • But the main problem is noise nuisance from large gatherings of youths, with some shouting abuse at passers-by or swearing at them.
    • Nearly everything you wanted to know about bad language, swearing, cursing, foul-mouthed expression - you get the picture - is here.
    • Anyway, we all had fun and left with a strong urge to swear excessively and use offensive and completely inappropriate analogies.
    • But he hates bad language and he can't stand people swearing at him.
    • Mr Cooper alleges the police had continually failed to respond to calls from him about youths pressing the buzzer to his flat, banging on his windows and swearing at him from outside.
    • A frustrated Ord was then ordered to leave the visitors' dugout and squirted the referee with a water bottle before swearing at young supporters on his way to the changing-room.
    • I get offended, and upset, by children running around, out of control, by their mothers shouting at them, smacking them or swearing at them, should I call for a ban on that too?
    • Actually your average policeman already has the power to arrest you on the flimsiest of pretexts, from jay-walking to swearing at him.
    • They were calling him names and swearing at him.
    • Get your hormones under control and remember that all the anger you are pointing at your fellow posters is about as productive as swearing at yourself in the mirror.
    • Intersting that 10% of people think the word God is swearing or very offensive language.
    • She says incidents of a staff member swearing at patients have gone without any disciplinary action.
    • Damn it was the mildest thing that came to mind as he pressed the answer button, mentally cursing and swearing at the distraction from his work.
    • Last week's session ended up in mayhem, with deputies expelled and the rest hurling insults and swearing at each other.
    • You have to be there to appreciate fully the effect of an old grey poet and a big grey cat swearing at one another in a language mix that's far from suitable for polite company.
    • All those the Evening Press spoke to said they were surprised that any MP would think about swearing at a voter, no matter what their political persuasion.