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Synonyms for forswear

Synonyms for forswear

to make untrue declarations

Synonyms for forswear

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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This system known as 'stockpile stewardship' was conceived after the US forswore live testing in 1993.
Now, just as my dear colleague David Sainsbury forswore his right to enjoy the Fairtrade fruits of the not-insignificant uptick in the value of the company that bears his name while he was industry minister, my current incumbency bars me from the type of sharp trading that saw the Pumsey family fortune founded across the pond in 1929.
He voluntarily forswore that opportunity to build his career around shaping the Air Force Academy.
Kemp was a conservative's ideal radical: he squandered a large inheritance, abandoned children as easily as he forswore debts and, despite his democratic principles, used every sniff of power he got to punish those who crossed him.
Hitler forswore love for power, yet women were a huge influence throughout his life.
I remember how adamantly many lesbians of my generation forswore having children because that was the expected--one might even say required--role for women.
Although this 17th century ancestor forswore killing, he was not beyond helping those he favored.