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Verb: forswear (forswore,forsworn)  for'swehr
  1. Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    "She forswore her beliefs";
    - abjure, recant, retract, resile

Derived forms: forswearing, forswears, forswore, forsworn

Type of: disown, renounce, repudiate

Encyclopedia: Forswear