give (someone) (one's) word

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give (someone) (one's) word

To make a serious promise, assurance, or vow (to someone). I give you my word that I will do everything in my power to have this matter resolved by next week. You gave your word that you'd be there, so don't even think about backing out now.
See also: give, word
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Nicholas had replied that it would be more than enough for him and that he gave his word of honor not to take anything more till the spring.
Bazzi gave his word while representing Speaker Nabih Berri at a book signing ceremony.
KYLE Bartley has revealed that he opted for a second loan spell at Rangers because he gave his word to new manager Ally McCoist that he would return to Ibrox.
Commandant Frontier Corps Chaman Brigadier Abdul Rashid met with the tribal leader Haji Habib Ullah and gave his word to raise the issue with NATO forces in the next flag meeting after which protestors dispersed peacefully whereas border was then left open for all kinds of traffic.
STILL STANDING From the south the Romans came Then crossed the river Tyne They built a fort called Segedunum From there they drew a line Cutting through the countryside Directly to the west Emperor Hadrian gave his word A wall would serve us best A decision made so long ago Almost, 2,000 years Architects and builders with Young Roman legionnaires Just six years in the building Eight to 10 feet wide Seventy three miles of walling A Roman national pride Admired by the millions Visiting here each year To marvel at this masterpiece So old, so strong, so rare.
Supporters light-heartedly hailed the promise "the Good Friday Agreement", after Mr Kenwright gave his word to arrange a meeting when they met before the match between Everton and Fulhamat Goodison Park.
Kaluka Maiava gave his word to UCLA he'd play football there - and in Hawaiian culture, that means everything.
He was no soft touch, but when he gave his word he stuck to it and was trusted as a result.
Henry gave his word that she would remain financially independent.
The Vice-President of the United States gave his word and didn't keep it.