swear in

verb

swore in; sworn in; swearing in; swears in

transitive verb

: to induct into office by administration of an oath

Examples of swear in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vince Fong sworn in to Kevin McCarthy’s congressional seat. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 5 June 2024 World & Nation Mexico elects leftist Claudia Sheinbaum as the first female president in its history June 2, 2024 Sheinbaum will be sworn in Oct. 1. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn in during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Robert Legare, CBS News, 4 June 2024 The first batch of 50 jurors were sworn in by Judge Noreika, who instructed them not to discuss the case with anyone, including family, or to conduct any research on the case or to read any news about it. Lucien Bruggeman, ABC News, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for swear in 

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Word History

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swear in was in 1536

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“Swear in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swear%20in. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

swear in

verb
: to place into office by the giving of an oath

Legal Definition

swear in

transitive verb
: to induct into office by administration of an oath

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