swear (one) to secrecy

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swear (one) to secrecy

To make one promise that they won't reveal something that they know about. The company swore me to secrecy before promoting me to work on their latest product. OK, I'll tell you, but I have to swear you to secrecy!
See also: secrecy, swear

swear somebody to ˈsecrecy

make somebody promise not to tell a secret: Before telling her what happened, I had sworn her to secrecy.Everyone was sworn to secrecy about what had happened.
See also: secrecy, somebody, swear
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Mathilde swore her to secrecy, so that her father should not know she had been away.
After that situation calmed down and was taken care of, Eric swore her to secrecy about his location, but refused to tell her what prompted him to leave.
Bob Marley told no one but his wife and swore her to secrecy.
Immediately after speaking to Woodward Owen told his wife, Lucy, and swore her to secrecy.
I was asked not to tell anyone, though I told my mum and swore her to secrecy.