swear in
transitive verb Date: 1536 to induct into office by administration of an oath

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  • swear in — vt: to induct into office by administration of an oath Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. swear in …   Law dictionary

  • swear\ in — • swear in(to) v To have a person swear or promise to do his duty as a member or an officer of an organization, government department, or similar group. Swear into is used when the name of the group is given. Mary and Ann will be sworn into the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swear in — swear (someone) in to get a formal promise from someone to be honest. A ceremony to swear in the new governor took place Wednesday. The witness took the stand after the court clerk swore her in …   New idioms dictionary

  • swear in — ► swear in admit (someone) to a position or office by directing them to take a formal oath. Main Entry: ↑swear …   English terms dictionary

  • swear in — verb administer on oath to (Freq. 1) The speaker of the House swore in the new President • Hypernyms: ↑inaugurate, ↑kick off • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • swear in — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms swear in : present tense I/you/we/they swear in he/she/it swears in present participle swearing in past tense swore in past participle sworn in to make someone give a formal promise in a law court or at an… …   English dictionary

  • swear in — v. (D; tr.) to swear in as (she was sworn in as president) * * * [ sweə(r) ɪn] (D; tr.) to swear in as (she was sworn in as president) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • swear in — phr verb Swear in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑government, ↑juror, ↑jury, ↑witness …   Collocations dictionary

  • swear in — or[swear into] {v.} To have a person swear or promise to do his duty as a member or an officer of an organization, government department, or similar group. Swear into is used when the name of the group is given. * /Mary and Ann will be sworn into …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear in — or[swear into] {v.} To have a person swear or promise to do his duty as a member or an officer of an organization, government department, or similar group. Swear into is used when the name of the group is given. * /Mary and Ann will be sworn into …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear in — PHRASAL VERB: usu passive When someone is sworn in, they formally promise to fulfil the duties of a new job or appointment. [be V ed P] Mary Robinson has been formally sworn in as Ireland s first woman president …   English dictionary

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