Definitions of promise:
  • noun:   grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    Example: "There is little or no promise that he will recover"
  • noun:   a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • verb:   give grounds for expectations
    Example: "The results promised fame and glory"
  • verb:   make a promise or commitment
  • verb:   promise to undertake or give
    Example: "I promise you my best effort"
  • verb:   make a prediction about; tell in advance
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #49914)

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