US: /ˈoʊθ/
UK: /ˈə‍ʊθ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

oath /ouθ/
  • danh từ, số nhiều oaths
    • lời thề, lời tuyên thệ
      • to take (make, swear) an oath: tuyên thệ
      • on (one's) oath: đã thề, đã tuyên thệ
      • to put someone on his oath: bắt ai thề
      • oath of allegiance: lời thề trung thành
    • lời nguyền rủa

Advanced English dictionary

1 a formal promise to do sth or a formal statement that sth is true: to take / swear an oath of allegiance + Before giving evidence, witnesses in court have to take the oath (= promise to tell the truth). + All members had to swear a solemn oath never to reveal the secrets of the organization. + You are bound by oath to tell the truth.
2 (old-fashioned) an offensive word or phrase used to express anger, surprise, etc.; a swear word: She heard the sound of breaking glass, followed by a muttered oath.
Idioms: on / under oath (law) having made a formal promise to tell the truth in a court of law: Is she prepared to give evidence on oath? + The judge reminded the witness that he was still under oath. + You have sworn under oath that you never met this man.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 vow, avowal, pledge, promise, word (of honour), promise, plight, guarantee or guaranty, warrant or warranty, (sworn) statement, Archaic troth:
She has taken an oath to tell the whole truth.
2 curse, profanity, blasphemous language or expression or word, imprecation, malediction, swear-word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity, dirty word:
The door slammed on his finger and he muttered a foul oath.

Collocation dictionary

1 formal promise


sacred, solemn | Hippocratic
a doctor's Hippocratic oath


swear, take
He took an oath of allegiance to his adopted country.
| break, violate


~ of
an oath of allegiance/loyalty

2 in a court of law


Only a judge is allowed to administer the oath.


on ~
He swore on oath that he had never seen me before.
| under ~
Witnesses must testify under oath.

3 swear word




stream, string
He muttered a stream of oaths.


mutter, utter

Concise English dictionary

oathsəʊθ; pl.əʊðz
+profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
+a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
+a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior