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Promise (IPA: /ˈpɹɑməs/)


Promise (a.)

In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.

Promise (a.)

An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding duty of the party to whom it is made.

Promise (a.)

That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise.

Promise (a.)

Bestowal, fulfillment, or grant of what is promised.

Promise (v. t.)

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 cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.

Promise (v. t.)

To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.

Promise (v. t.)

To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward.

Promise (v. i.)

To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration.

Promise (v. i.)

To afford hopes or expectation; to give ground to expect good; rarely, to give reason to expect evil.

Promise

Commitment by someone to do or not do something

Promise

Second studio album by English group Sade

Promise

R&B song recorded by American singer-songwriter Ciara

Promise

Canadian musician

Promise

2005 Finnish film directed by Ilkka Vanne

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Woman is] the promise that cannot be kept; but it is precisely in this that [her] grace consists." - Women

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A land of promise, a land of memory, A land of promise flowing with the milk And honey of delicious memories!" - Memory

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A promise is binding in the inverse ratio of the numbers to whom it is made." - Thomas De Quincey

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All religions promise a reward for excellences of the will or heart, but none for excellences of the head or understanding." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Be slow to promise and quick to perform." - Kannada proverbs


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