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Promise 1Definition: In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which
binds the person who
makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
Promise 2Definition: An engagement by one person to another, either in
words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding duty of the party to whom it is made.
Promise 3Definition: That which
causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which
affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise.
Promise 4Definition: Bestowal, fulfillment, or grant of what is promised.
Promise 5Definition: To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.
Promise 6Definition: To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the
clouds promise rain.
Promise 7Definition: To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the
proprietors promised large
tracts of land; the city promised a reward.
Promise 8Definition: To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration.
Promise 9Definition: To afford
hopes or expectation; to give ground to expect good; rarely, to give reason to expect evil.
promise 10Definition: grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
promise 11Definition: a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
promise 12Definition: make a promise or commitment
promise 13Definition: promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort"
promise 14Definition: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
promise 15Definition: give grounds for
expectations; "The new
results were promising"; "The
results promised fame and glory"