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  1. swear inverb

    administer on oath to

    "The speaker of the House swore in the new President"


  1. swear inverb

    To administer an oath to, as an oath of office or of citizenship.


  1. swear in

    Traditionally an oath (from Anglo-Saxon āð, also called plight) is either a statement of fact or a promise taken by a sacrality as a sign of verity. A common legal substitute for those who conscientiously object to making sacred oaths is to give an affirmation instead. Nowadays, even when there is no notion of sanctity involved, certain promises said out loud in ceremonial or juridical purpose are referred to as oaths. "To swear" is a verb used to describe the taking of an oath, to making a solemn vow.


  1. swear in

    To swear in is an official procedure or ceremony that involves a person publicly taking an oath or making a serious affirmation or promise to fulfill certain responsibilities, typically related to a role, office or position. This practice is often used when someone enters a public office, a position in government, or judicial role. The person is usually obligated to uphold specific standards, ethics, or the certain rules and regulations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swear in in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swear in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of swear in in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.

  2. Kevin McCarthy:

    We can’t do anything. We can’t even swear in the other members until we elect a speaker.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Well, I think it's ridiculous, I mean we're having such a great time, sometimes we'll do it for fun, and they'll start screaming at me, 'do the swear-in, do the swear-in!'.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    The threat of violent extremist groups remains high and the next few weeks are critical in our democratic process with the upcoming inauguration at the U.S. Capitol to swear in President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.


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