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promise

noun

1 promise

A verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future.

Roget 768: promise, undertaking, word, troth, plight, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow; oath etc. (affirmation) 535; ... show more

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; acquiescence; approval etc. 931; compliance, agreement, concession; yieldance, yieldingness; accession, ... show more

Dutch: belofte, promesse, toezegging
Polish: obietnica, przyrzeczenie, zapewnienie, zobowiÄ…zanie



2 promise

Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future:
— There is little or no promise that he will recover.

synonym: hope.

Roget 858: hope, hopes; desire etc. 865; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith etc. (belief) 484; ... show more

verb

1 promise

Make a promise or commitment.

synonym: assure.

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield; come round, come over; give into, acknowledge, ... show more

Roget 768: promise; give a promise etc. n.; undertake, engage; make an engagement, form an engagement; enter into an engagement, enter on an engagement; bind oneself, tie oneself, pledge oneself, commit oneself, ... show more

Roget 858: hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in; lean upon; pin one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon etc. (believe) 484.    feel hope, entertain hope, ... show more

Dutch: beloven, toezeggen

2 promise

Promise to undertake or give.

Dutch: beloven, toezeggen

3 promise

Make a prediction about; tell in advance.

synonyms: anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate.

Roget 511: predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes; cast a horoscope, cast a nativity; advise; forewarn ... show more

Dutch: aankondigen, orakelen, profeteren, voorspellen, voorzeggen

4 promise

Give grounds for expectations.

Dutch: beloven, voorspellen


Moby thesaurus: accede, accord, actuarial prediction, adumbration, afford hope, agree, agree to, agreement, apocalypse, arrangement, aspiration, assent, assumption, assurance, assure, assured faith, augur, augur well, augury, auspice ... show more.

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