give someone one's word

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Definition of give someone one's word 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: to swear or promise I give you my word, I knew nothing about their plans.

give (someone) one's word

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Definition of give (someone) one's word (Entry 2 of 2)

: to promise something I'll be there. I give you my word.

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