swear in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyswear in
he/she/itswears in
present participleswearing in
past tenseswore in
past participlesworn in
  1. to make someone give a formal promise in a law court or at an official ceremony

    He was sworn in as deputy prime minister.

See also main entry: swear