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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And thanks to that very forthcoming person who made the announcement, we learn the source of her/his information: often the same person who swore us to secrecy in the first place!
"We were coming into Glasgow and wee Jim swore us to secrecy before he'd tell us anything.
Our grandson is a sperm donor baby and, although our daughter told us from the start, she swore us to secrecy because our son-in-law doesn't want anyone to know, not even his own parents.
Organiser's wife Carole Gordon said: "His agent rang us yesterday about it and swore us to secrecy.
"When we went to the island Tommy would always have at least six rifles and a couple of handguns but he always swore us to secrecy.