swear (someone) to secrecy/silence

idiom

Definition of swear (someone) to secrecy/silence

: to make someone promise not to tell anyone one's secret

Word by Word Definitions

swear play
  1. : to utter or take solemnly (an oath)

  2. : to assert as true or promise under oath

  3. : to assert or promise emphatically or earnestly

  1. : oath, swear word

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

secrecy play
  1. : the condition of being hidden or concealed

  2. : the habit or practice of keeping secrets or maintaining privacy or concealment

silence play
  1. : forbearance from speech or noise : muteness

  2. : absence of sound or noise : stillness

  3. : absence of mention:

  1. : to compel or reduce to silence : still

  2. : suppress

  3. : to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism


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