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English definition of “swear sb in”

swear sb in

specialized phrasal verb with swear     /sweər/ US  /swer/ verb (swore, sworn)
When someone is sworn in, they make a formal promise to be honest or loyal, either in a law court or when starting a new official job: The next witness was sworn in. Obama was sworn in as president.Making and breaking promises and commitments
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