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    promise - Dictionary definition and meaning for word promise

    Definition
    (noun) a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future Definition
    (noun) grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    Synonyms : hope
    Example Sentence
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover
    Definition
    (verb) make a promise or commitment
    Synonyms : assure
    Definition
    (verb) promise to undertake or give
    Example Sentence
    • I promise you my best effort
    Definition
    (verb) make a prediction about; tell in advance
    Example Sentence
    • Call the outcome of an election
    Definition
    (verb) give grounds for expectations
    Example Sentence
    • The new results were promising
    • The results promised fame and glory
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