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English definition of “swear sb in”

swear sb in

phrasal verb with swear
 
 
/sweər/ verb (past tense swore, past participle sworn)
to make someone such as a president, judge, etc officially promise to be honest and responsible when they start their job: [often passive] Mr Stein was sworn in as City Council president.Making and breaking promises and commitments
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