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  Definition of promise
  1. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
  2. a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  3. make a promise or commitment
  4. promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort"
  5. make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
  6. give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory"
Similar Words: hope, assure, predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate

 

Hyponyms: rainbow, oath, parole, word, word of honor, betrothal, troth, engagement, pinning, rain check, pledge, plight, swear off, contract, undertake, guarantee, vouchsafe, read, second-guess, outguess, augur, bet, wager, forecast, calculate, prophesy, vaticinate

 

Derivational Morphology: hope, trust, desire, assure, assurance, pledge, promiser, promisor, promisee, foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding, prediction, foretelling, forecasting, prognostication, prophecy, vaticination, prognosis, forecast, forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer, anticipation, prevision

 

Anagrams: semipro

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: promesa and prometre   Chinese: 誓言 and 诺言  
Danish: love   Dutch: belofte and beloven  
Finnish: lupaus   French: promettre and vœu  
German: Versprechen   Hungarian: ígér and igéret  
Italian: promessa and promettere   Japanese: 約束  
Korean: 약속   Polish: obiecać and obietnica  
Portuguese: promessa and prometer   Romanian: promisiune and promite  
Russian: обещание   Slovene: obljuba and obljubiti  
Spanish: promesa and prometer   Swedish: löfte  
Telugu: ఒట్టు  
 
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