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Difference between Give one’s word and Give the word

give one’s word—

1. give one’s promise:

  • He gave his word as a scholar not to publish works that were made available to him.

2. express one’s assurance:

  • I’m positive he’s capable of carrying out the mission. I give my word that he is fine.

3. give expression to smth.; put smth. into words:

  • He visited the homes of the sick to give his word of advice or sympathy.

give the wordcommand a person to do smth.:

  • Jack told them to wait till he gave the word, and then to make all the noise they could.