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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 1: a statement that something absolutely will happen or be done.
She made a promise that she would call.
similar words:
guarantee, oath, obligation, pledge, vow, word
definition 2: cause for hope of success or excellence; potential.
Dad says that I show promise in music and art.
synonyms:
potential
similar words:
ability
definition 3: a sign of a likely future condition or event.
Warm winds held the promise of spring.
synonyms:
indication, sign
similar words:
hint, prospect, suggestion, token
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: promised, promises, promising
definition 1: to give one's word or assure (usually followed by an infinitive or clause).
We promise to be home before dark.
synonyms:
undertake
similar words:
assure, commit, guarantee, pledge, swear, vow
definition 2: to give reason for expecting.
His hard work promises success in the future.
synonyms:
bode, indicate
similar words:
assure, denote, imply, suggest
derivation: promiser (n.)
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