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  • verb transitive To administer an oath to, as an oath of office or of citizenship.

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  • verb administer on oath to


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  • "Mr Tsvangirai, the former opposition leader who opposed Mr Mugabe for a decade, was sworn into office on Wednesday after a unity deal designed to resolve last year's disputed elections. But on Friday, Mr Mugabe tried to swear in more than 20 ministers from his own party, not the 15 the two sides originally agreed on."

    - Robyn Dixon, Paralysis strikes 'new' Zimbabwe,, 15 Feb 2009.

    February 15, 2009