swear in


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swear someone in (as something)

to administer an oath to someone who then officially begins in office. The judge swore Alice in as street commissioner. The judge swore in Alice as the new director.
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swear somebody in

also swear in somebody
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.
See also: swear

swear in

Administer a legal or official oath to, as in The new mayor will be sworn in tomorrow. [c. 1700]
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swear in

v.
To administer a legal or official oath to someone: The police department swore in 15 new officers. The Chief Justice will swear the new President in.
See also: swear