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!
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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.
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In the instance of that duck pond, it wasn't three days after I shared the location with Lawrence, swearing him to secrecy, that he mentioned it to Ron and Tim and, as far as I know, published it in the paper and hired a sky writer to spread it across the skies of eastern Washington.