Basic+ Word of the Day: oath

oath (noun) LISTEN

An oath is a solemn declaration to God or a person to tell the truth or keep a promise.

  • The President of the United States takes an oath to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution.
  • The witness recited the oath before her testimony.
  • Whitney gave her oath that she would keep the secret.

An oath is also a swearword or curse word.

  • Roberta shouted a mild oath when she fell.

Common uses

under oath: by the obligations of an oath. Example: “It is a crime to lie when you are under oath.”

In pop culture

It is a movie, based on a Stephen King novel about a group of teenagers who are terrorized by a monster. In this scene, the teenagers take a blood oath. One says, “Swear if It ever comes back, we’ll come back, too.” Watch the clip:

There are other meanings of oath.
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