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READING  セイ、ちか-う
MEANING  vow
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
ちかい
oath, vow
せんせい
oath, abjuration, pledge
ちゅうせいをちかう
to pledge allegiance, to swear an oath of allegiance, to take an oath of allegiance
ちかって
surely, upon my word, by Jove, (with neg) by no means, never
せいやく
written vow, pledge, covenant
 
Example sentences
誓い
偽善とは悪徳が徳に対して払う忠順の誓いである。
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
宣誓
彼は市長に宣誓就任した。
He was sworn in as mayor.
忠誠を誓う
国旗に向かって忠誠を誓う。
Pledge allegiance to the national flag.
誓って
彼は誓って無事だといった。
He protested that he was innocent.
 
Lookalikes
 
セツ、お-る、おり、お-れる 
fold
 
テツ 
philosophy
 
セイ、ゆ-く、い-く 
departed