give (someone) one's word

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: to promise something I'll be there. I give you my word. Before departing, we gave our word that we would return in a year's time.

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“Give (someone) one's word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20one%27s%20word. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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