swear on sth

Meaning(s)

1. make a solemn statement or promise upon sth

Popularity

Medium

Professional

Medium

Social

Check Icon How to Memorize

I swear on the bible

Check Icon Analysis

 usually has religious or spiritual connotations

Check Icon 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.

Check Icon Further Suggestions

call the shots

Related Links