Promise

Word PROMISE
Character 7
Hyphenation prom ise
Pronunciations /ˈpɹɒmɪs/

Definitions and meanings of "Promise"

What do we mean by promise?

A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow. noun

Something promised. noun

Indication of something favorable to come; expectation. noun

Indication of future excellence or success. noun

To commit oneself by a promise to do or give; pledge. intransitive verb

To afford a basis for expecting. intransitive verb

To make a declaration assuring that something will or will not be done. intransitive verb

To afford a basis for expectation. intransitive verb

To make a promise of; engage to do, give, grant, or procure for some one; especially, to engage that some benefit shall be conferred.

To afford reason to expect: as, the year promises a good harvest; the clouds promise rain.

To assure.

To make as promisor; be the promisor in.

Synonyms To assure, engage, covenant. See the noun.

To assure one by a promise! or binding declaration.

To afford hopes or expectations; give ground for expecting satisfactory or agreeable results.

To stand sponsor.

A declaration in reference to the future, whether written or verbal, made by one person to another, purporting to assure the latter that the former will do or forbear from a specified act, or cause it to be done or refrained from; a declaration intended to give to the person to whom it is made assurance of his right to expect from the promisor the thing promised; especially, a declaration that something shall be done or given for the benefit of the promisee or another. noun

Ground or basis of expectation; earnest: pledge. noun

That which affords a ground or basis for hope or for expectation of future excellence or distinction: as, a youth of great promise. noun

An oath or affirmation; a vow

A transaction between two persons whereby the first person undertakes in the future to render some service or gift to the second person or devotes something valuable now and here to his use

Reason to expect improvement or success; potential

A placeholder object representing the eventual result of an asynchronous operation

Bestowal or fulfillment of what is promised

Something that many people make but few people keep. Urban Dictionary

Something that you are committed to and you don't break what you say your committed to. Urban Dictionary

An empty commitment made by a corporation for marketing purposes. Unlike a warranty or a guarantee, a promise is unenforceable, giving customers zero recourse value. Because a promise takes power away from consumers, many corporations are switching from guarantees to promises. This allows them to make bolder statements without the risk of being held accountable. Urban Dictionary

Something people ask for when they are not confident in the other that they will come through with what they have said. Though most of the time they do not come through anyways. Urban Dictionary

A promise is something you'd use to see if you can trust a person, ppl who say things like promises are meant to be broken are ppl who have never met somewun that they actually trust. Urban Dictionary

A really shitty and conceited person. Doesn't know what a friend is. Good at manipulating and doesn't care about who or what she does it to, as long as she gets her way. Usually seen as a snake. Urban Dictionary

Something that was made to be broken. Urban Dictionary

To make and break; to say and not do Urban Dictionary

What people say but don't really care about Urban Dictionary

Someone or something that has the potential to be awesome. awesome potential hopeful valuable Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Promise

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The word "promise" in example sentences

"Then -- promise, _promise_ me, Constance, as if I were on my dying bed, that you never will." ❋ Lawrence L. Lynch (N/A)

When I say "_I_ shall go" (_j'irai_), I merely express an _intention_ or _promise_ to go; but if I continue "_You_ and _they_ shall go," I convey the idea that _my_ intention or promise is operative on _you_ and _them_; and the terms which ❋ Various (N/A)

If a man finds out something about his neighbour, and, after he has found it out for himself, the neighbour gets him to promise not to publish it, that is a secret of _promise_. ❋ Joseph Rickaby (1888)

My packing list would probably be quite useless now, as it is constantly under revision, and I will probably end up taking too much stuff I don't need (because of my stubborn refusal to actually follow anyone's advice, no matter how many times I hear it - though I promise *promise* to only take one pair of jeans) and will inevitably not take something that will sorely be missed (because of lack of space/available weight, or again because I don't listen). ❋ Vagabond (2008)

He knew the Lord's promise, and that the time for its fulfilment was at hand; yet so far from regarding either the immutability of the Divine _purpose_, or even the infallible certainty of the Divine _promise_, as a reason for neglecting prayer, as if that exercise were superfluous or vain, he was stimulated and encouraged to pray just because "he knew the word of the ❋ James Buchanan (1837)

Is sticky toffee pudding the perfect marriage of stodge and sweetness, or does the name promise more than the dish delivers? ❋ Unknown (2011)

Lifting the letter again, the word promise seemed to jump off the page at her. ❋ Suzanne Weyn (2006)

The term promise in Holy Writ both in its nominal and verbal form embraces not only promises made by man to his fellowman, and by man to God in the form of vows (e.g. Deut., xxiii, 21-3), but also God's promises to man. ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

The copy on the book not to mention the title promise a pretty unflinching look at Ayn Rand's ideas. ❋ Alex Knapp (2011)

This form of words constitutes what we call a promise, which is the sanction of the interested commerce of mankind. ❋ David Hume (1743)

(I'm not asking that you tell me what your degree is - that would probably appear impolite and rather pathetic on my part.) dellaroux: From what I understand, it's a conventional package, full tuition remission and a stipend for six years, with the promise of additional fellowships that one could apply for (I use the term promise loosely). ❋ Unknown (2010)

Scientists at the University of Zurich in Switzerland found that breaking a promise is a complex neurobiological event and a brain scan can predict those who are planning to break their word. ❋ Unknown (2010)

It just struck me that the Obama promise is an extension. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Knowledge about whether the other side actually performs his or her promise is an important prerequisite for trade. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Obama can do will cause the GOP to cooperate with him on any level, one term promise or no. ❋ Unknown (2010)

You that voted for her even though you know she can deliver her promise is the fool. ❋ Unknown (2008)

[I promise] I'll [pay] you [the money] back. ❋ AmbientLion (2004)

[I promise] to be [forever] yours. ❋ DiZ IZ LANii :-] (2009)

Our Promise: every day low prices [on farm] fresh chickens fed on a diet of organic [broccoli] and [tofu] ❋ PawzUK1 (2013)

A promise is [meant to be] [broken] ❋ Nicolewishes (2006)

[i promise] that [i won't] [tell her] ❋ Supergrl (2005)

[That girl] [Promise] is a [wreck]! ❋ Bobbilovesvagina (2019)

a promise [made] is a promise [broken]. ❋ TheDirector (2007)

[Babe] [I promise] I'll call ([3 days] later...) ❋ Soccer_blondie (2005)

[e-] "promise we'll always [be best] friends no matter what" [c-] "promise" *fight* e- "you promised to never leave.. and now you're leaving?" c- "promises were meant to be broken" ❋ 3afterYou (2015)

"He seems like a promising politician" (note: awesomeness, here, is rarely seen) "Her plan to [invest] in [earplugs] for the [deaf] sounds promising" ❋ Franz730 (2008)

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