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promise meaning

[ 'prɔmis ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "promise""promise" in a sentence
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  • Verb: promise  prómis
    1. Make a promise or commitment
      - assure 
    2. Promise to undertake or give
      "I promise you my best effort" 
    3. Make a prediction about; tell in advance
      - predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate 
    4. Give grounds for expectations
      "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory"
    Noun: promise  prómis
    1. A verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future 
    2. Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
      "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
      - hope

    Derived forms: promising, promises, promised

    See also: promisee, promiser, promissory

    Type of: be, commitment, declare, dedication, expectation, guess, hazard, outlook, pretend, prospect, speech act, venture

    Encyclopedia: Promise


  • [Law]
    n. An undertaking given by one person (the promisor) to another (the promisee) to do or refrain from doing something. It is legally binding only if contained in a contract or made by deed.
Examples
  • If you make a promise, you should carry it out.
  • He promised to attend but then begged off.
  • The boys were promising in another way.
  • I waited in reliance on your promise.
  • I do n't remember i ever promised that.
  • I waited in reliance on your promise.
  • Mind, i count on your keeping the promise.
  • The medical book seemed more promising.
  • A week ago you made a definite promise.
  • The peach trees promise a rich crop this year.
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