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
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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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Thus, if you want everyone west of St Petersburg to be given a certain bit of info, you ring him up, tell all and swear him to secrecy on everything that is sacred.