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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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.
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Once you give your word, you are committed morally; 6.
In any situation if you give your word to someone, you should honour that and I think it is wholly disappointing to see that Hassan has not.''
The moral is that you should only give your word when you are sure that you can keep it and never promise what you cannot fulfil or you have no intention of so fulfilling!
LOVE IS I love you, I love you, I love you, these words so often said, But many times, sadly, they are words so dead Unless the action behind them is done, They are not the slightest good to anyone, We can all say words we do not mean, Pouring them out in a convincing stream, Others say not one word at all, When upon a loved one, they call, They are the ones that do their best, In jobs doing and all the rest, They will be there, waiting in the wings, No need for them, pretty words to sing, A little note, now and again, For another then to claim, The thought that is there to be, Sharing oneself in many ways to see, So think before you give your words away, Do you really mean what you say, Today may come, the tomorrows to go, Do you, to the winds, your words just throw?