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1. promise [ v ] make a promise or commitment

Used in print:

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

But anybody who promises a substantial volume of business can get a railroad to run a short spur to his plant these days , and many businesses can live without the railroad .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

And they would n't leave_off arguing and pleading until he had promised .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

But at the end of the sitting , when Michelangelo showed him the quick , free drawings , with the mother roughed in , holding her son , the model grasped what Michelangelo was_after , and promised to speak_to his friends .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

`` We found some owls had built a nest in the chimney , milord , but I promise you you 'll never have trouble of that sort again '' .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

He promised to take me .

Synonyms promise assure Related Terms declare declare contract pledge undertake swear_off assurance promiser promisee

2. promise [ v ] promise to undertake or give
Examples: "I promise you my best effort"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Many local citizens feared that there would be irregularities at the polls , and Williams got himself a permit to carry a gun and promised an orderly election .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

In_any_case , though they had been promised immortality if they ate of the tree , they obtained mortality instead .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

He was promised that no harm would befall him if he would come_out , but he cursed and replied that he would shoot any man coming_near the door .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

The Colonel ordered that it be wiped_out , and I suggested , ' You ask for volunteers , and promise each man on the patrol a quart of whisky , ten dollars and a week-end pass to Davao ' .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

`` I promised him I would n't '' .

Synonyms promise Related Terms declare declare vouchsafe promiser

3. promise [ n ] grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
Examples: "there is little or no promise that he will recover"

Used in print:

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Convinced of the wisdom of their own actions , and reassured by the promises of their economic development programs , governments may fail to push outward to win more and more people to the national effort , becoming instead rigid and inflexible in their policies .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

How titillating it was to go among people who did not know him as the composer , but who talked in the most glowing terms of the promise of the piece after having heard the first rehearsals .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

But that year was different , for just as the city , in the form of my street clothes , had intruded upon my mountain nights , so an essential part of the summer gave promise of continuing into the fall : Jessica and I , about to be separated not by a mere footbridge or mess-hall kitchen but by the immense obstacle of residing in cruelly distant boroughs , had agreed to correspond .

Synonyms hope promise Related Terms expectation theological_virtue rainbow hope

4. promise [ n ] a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Sheriff_Felix_Tabb said the ordinary apparently made_good his promise .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Man was created with the capacity for immortality , but the devil 's promise of immortality in exchange for disobedience cost Adam his immortality .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

King_Muhammad /5 , was known to be most sympathetic to the formation of local self-government and made the first firm promise of elections on May_Day , 1957 .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

This was nearly completed May 23 , 1901 with a promise of lights by June 10 , but the first light did not go_on until September 28 .

Synonyms promise Related Terms speech_act commitment parole betrothal pinning oath rain_check

5. promise [ v ] make a prediction about; tell in advance
Examples: "Call the outcome of an election"

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In_a_sense , the showdown promised by Mr._Hammarskjold 's sudden and tragic death has been avoided ; no precedents have been set as_yet ; structurally , the U.N. is still fluid , vulnerable to the pressures that its new and enlarged membership are bringing_to_bear upon it .

Synonyms predict promise anticipate forebode call prognosticate foretell Related Terms guess bet read forecast prophesy secondguess augur prophecy prediction foreboding forecaster prognosis

6. promise [ v ] give grounds for expectations
Examples: "The new results were promising" "The results promised fame and glory"

Used in print:

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

By combining the talents of a medical_man , Dr._Aterman , a biophysicist , Mr._Berkely , and an electronics expert , Dr._Zworykin , this novel technique has been developed which promises to open broad avenues to understanding life processes .

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

One_by_one , the openings in the coast that promised a passage through had been explored and discarded .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

You may have misgivings about certain aspects of our military establishment - I certainly do - but you know any comparison of over-all American strength with over-all Soviet strength finds the United_States not_only superior , but so superior both in present weapons and in the development of new ones that our advantage promises to be a permanent feature of U._S. - Soviet relations for the foreseeable future .

Synonyms promise Related Terms be

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