swear in

verb
swore in; sworn in; swearing in; swears in

Definition of swear in

transitive verb

: to induct into office by administration of an oath

First Known Use of swear in

1536, in the meaning defined above

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“Swear in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swear%20in. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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: to induct into office by administration of an oath

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