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Adjective: promising  pró-mu-sing
  1. Showing possibility of achievement or excellence
    "a promising young man"
  2. Likely to turn out well in the future
    "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career";
    - bright, hopeful
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"

See also: auspicious, likely

Type of: be, declare, guess, hazard, pretend, pronounce, venture

Encyclopedia: Promise, South Dakota