Definition of "promise" [prom•ise]

  • (noun) A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
  • (noun) Something promised.
  • (noun) Indication of something favorable to come; expectation: a promise of spring in the air.
  • (noun) Indication of future excellence or success: a player of great promise.
  • (verb-transitive) To commit oneself by a promise to do or give; pledge: left but promised to return.

Use "promise" in a sentence

  • ""Then -- promise, _promise_ me, Constance, as if I were on my dying bed, that you never will.""
  • "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"
  • "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_."

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