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promise

prom·ise

promise

 
pronunciation:
pra mihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a statement that makes someone feel sure that something will happen or be done.
She made him a promise that she would call.
similar words:
oath, obligation, pledge, warrant, word
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: promised, promises, promising
definition: to state, in a way that makes someone feel sure, that something will happen or will be done.
The children promised to be home before dark.The mechanic promised that the car would be ready by Tuesday.
similar words:
assure, commit, guarantee, pledge, swear
derivation: promiser (n.)
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