Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

swear on sth

swear
Meaning(s)
1) make a solemn statement or promise upon sth
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • I swear on the bible
  • Analysis
     usually has religious or spiritual connotations
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. American presidents are required to swear on the bible when taking office.
    2. swear on the memory of my mother that I didn't do it!
    3. The defendant had to swear on the Bible that he would tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
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