Promise

  • 1 promise — prom·ise n: a declaration or manifestation esp. in a contract of an intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way that gives the party to whom it is made a right to expect its fulfillment aleatory promise: a promise (as to compensate …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Promise — Prom ise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Promised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Promising}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Promise — Prom ise, a. [F. promesse, L. promissum, fr. promittere, promissum, to put forth, foretell, promise; pro forward, for + mittere to send. See {Mission}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 promise — vb Promise, engage, pledge, plight, covenant, contract are comparable when they mean to give one s word that one will act in a specified way (as by doing, making, giving, or accepting) in respect to something stipulated. Promise implies a giving… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 promise — [n1] one’s word that something will be done affiance, affirmation, agreement, asseveration, assurance, avowal, betrothal, bond, commitment, compact, consent, contract, covenant, earnest, engagement, espousal, guarantee, insurance, marriage, oath …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 promise — ► NOUN 1) an assurance that one will do something or that something will happen. 2) potential excellence. ► VERB 1) make a promise. 2) give good grounds for expecting. 3) (promise oneself) firmly intend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 promise — [präm′is] n. [ME promis < L promissum < promittere, to send before or forward < pro , forth + mittere, to send: see PRO 2 & MISSION] 1. an oral or written agreement to do or not to do something; vow 2. indication, as of a successful… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Promise — Prom ise, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration. [1913 Webster] 2. To afford hopes or expectation; to give ground to expect good; rarely, to give reason to expect evil. [1913 Webster] Will not the ladies… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Promise — steht für: ein Album der englischen Gruppe Sade, siehe Promise (Album) ein Album des US Amerikaners Bruce Springsteen, siehe The Promise einen Fachbegriff aus der Informatik, siehe Future (Programmierung) Diese Seite ist …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 promise — (n.) c.1400, from L. promissum a promise, noun use of neuter pp. of promittere send forth, foretell, promise, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + mittere to put, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Ground sense is declaration made about the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 promise — A declaration which binds the person who makes it, either in honor, conscience, or law, to do or forbear a certain specific act, and which gives to the person to whom made a right to expect or claim the performance of some particular thing. A… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 promise — prom|ise1 W2S2 [ˈprɔmıs US ˈpra: ] v 1.) [I and T] to tell someone that you will definitely do or provide something or that something will happen ▪ Last night the headmaster promised a full investigation. promise to do sth ▪ She s promised to do… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 promise */*/*/ — I UK [ˈprɒmɪs] / US [ˈprɑmɪs] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms promise : present tense I/you/we/they promise he/she/it promises present participle promising past tense promised past participle promised 1) to tell someone that you will… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 promise — I n. vow 1) to give, make a promise 2) to fulfill, keep a promise 3) to break, renege on, repudiate a promise 4) a broken; empty, hollow; rash; sacred, solemn promise 5) a campaign promise (politicians sometimes break campaign promises) 6) a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 promise — prom|ise1 [ pramıs ] verb intransitive or transitive *** 1. ) to tell someone you will definitely do something: The police chief promised tougher action against young criminals. promise to do something: Peter wished he d never promised to help… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 promise — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to tell someone that you will definitely do something or that something will happen: promise (that): Hurry up, we promised that we wouldn t be late. | promise sb (that): You promised me the car would be ready on Monday. | I/we… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 promise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 statement that you will do sth ADJECTIVE ▪ big ▪ He makes all kinds of big promises he has little intention of keeping. ▪ rash ▪ broken, unfulfilled …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Promise — For other uses, see Promise (disambiguation). A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something. In the law of contract, an exchange of promises is usually held to be legally enforceable, according to the Latin maxim pacta sunt… …

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  • 19 promise — /ˈprɒməs / (say promuhs) noun 1. a declaration made, as to another person, with respect to the future, giving assurance that one will do, not do, give, not give, etc., something. 2. an express assurance on which expectation is to be based. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 promise — n. & v. n. 1 an assurance that one will or will not undertake a certain action, behaviour, etc. (a promise of help; gave a promise to be generous). 2 a sign or signs of future achievements, good results, etc. (a writer of great promise). v.tr. 1… …

    Useful english dictionary


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