un·​swear ˌən-ˈswer How to pronounce unswear (audio)
unswore ˌən-ˈswȯr How to pronounce unswear (audio) ; unsworn ˌən-ˈswȯrn How to pronounce unswear (audio) ; unswearing

intransitive verb

archaic : to unsay or retract something sworn

transitive verb

archaic : to recant or recall (an oath) especially by a second oath

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unswear was in 1596

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Cite this Entry

“Unswear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unswear. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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