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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We gave our word this year that it would be the last season.
Tribal Chairman of the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe, Mike Sisco, which is located South of Fresno, stated "When our Tribe and the State signed the Compact in 1999, we each gave our word that we would make Indian gaming work for both our people.