Antonyms for oath


Grammar : Noun
Spell : ohth
Phonetic Transcription : oʊθ


Definition of oath

Origin :
  • Old English "oath, judicial swearing, solemn appeal to deity in witness of truth or a promise," from Proto-Germanic *aithaz (cf. Old Norse eiðr, Swedish ed, Old Saxon, Old Frisian eth, Middle Dutch eet, Dutch eed, German eid, Gothic aiþs "oath"), from PIE *oi-to- "an oath" (cf. Old Irish oeth "oath"). In reference to careless invocations of divinity, from late 12c.
  • noun promise
  • noun curse
Example sentences :
  • President Cleveland held an umbrella over his head as he took the oath.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Chief Justice John Marshall administered the oath of office.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The oath taken in the presence of the people becomes a mutual covenant.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • With an oath he turned on his heel and made for the uplands.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • To respect an oath is a duty which the individual owes to society.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • He submitted to the French power, took the oath of allegiance, and became a French citizen.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • He sprang back with an oath, the guard smiled, and she began to pray his pardon.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • He must take the oath; and you, with your life, will be responsible for his honesty?
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Her persecutor stifled an oath, and sprung after and arrested her.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • No doubt of it, replied one of them; and out came an oath, with a Who would not?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson

Synonyms for oath

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