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Verb: promise  pró-mis
  1. Make a commitment to do (or not to do) something in the future
    - assure
     
  2. Commit to undertake or give
    "I promise you my best effort"
     
  3. Make a prediction about; tell in advance
    "promise the outcome of an election";
    - predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate
     
  4. Give grounds for expectations
    "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory"
Noun: promise  pró-mis
  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, promised, promises

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

Encyclopedia: Promise, Divine