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

give somebody your ˈword (that...)


have somebody’s ˈword (that...)

promise somebody/be promised (that...): I give you my word that I’ll pay you tomorrow.I’ve got his word that he’ll fix the car by the weekend.
See also: give, somebody, word
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I have been offered three jobs but I gave my word to Monaghan and if I give my word I will always stick by that," said Collins, above.
The club I gave my word to I would be favourite to go - I don't change my mind.
I think it's insulting, but I gave my word and we said we'd be here and we'd be here to the end and we're here.
He said: "It may sound old-fashioned but I gave my word to my wife.
I gave my word to Curt I'd do his life in a film,'' Lee said.
She said: "When I climbed Luna, I gave my word to her and the forests that I would not allow my feet to touch ground until I felt I had done everything I can.
Bristling with anger, President Clinton revoked White House promises to pay the legal bills of fired travel office employees Thursday, declaring, ``I never gave my word on that.