HyperDic: promise

English > 6 senses of the word promise:
NOUNcommunicationpromisea verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
cognitionpromise, hopegrounds for feeling hopeful about the future
VERBcommunicationpromise, assuremake a promise or commitment
communicationpromisepromise to undertake or give
communicationpromise, predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipatemake a prediction about
stativepromisegive grounds for expectations
promise > pronunciation
Soundspraa'mahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > promise: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future.
Narrowerbetrothal, troth, engagementA mutual promise to marry
oathA solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior
parole, word, word of honorA promise
pinningA mutual promise of a couple not to date / date anyone else
rain checkA promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future
Broadercommitment, dedicationA message that makes a pledge
speech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishpromesa
Catalanpromesa
Adjectivespromissoryrelating to or having the character of a promise
Verbspromisemake a promise or commitment
promisepromise to undertake or give
English > promise: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaninggrounds for feeling hopeful about the future.
Example"there is little or no promise that he will recover"
Synonymhope
NarrowerrainbowAn illusory hope
Broaderexpectation, outlook, prospectbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
Spanishesperanza, promesa
Catalanesperança
Verbspromisepromise to undertake or give
promisegive grounds for expectations
English > promise: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake a promise or commitment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey promise him to write the letter
Synonymassure
Entailed byrenege, renege on, renegue on, go back onfail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Narrowercontract, undertakeEnter into a contractual arrangement
pledge, plightpromise solemnly and formally
swear offpromise to abstain from
undertake, guaranteepromise to do or accomplish
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishasegurar, prometer
Catalanassegurar, prometre
Adjectivespromissoryrelating to or having the character of a promise
Nounspromisea verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
promiseea person to whom a promise is made
promiser, promisora person who makes a promise
English > promise: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningpromise to undertake or give.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey promise the money to them; They promise them the money
Example"I promise you my best effort"
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishasegurar, prometer
Adjectivespromissoryrelating to or having the character of a promise
Nounspromisegrounds for feeling hopeful about the future
promisea verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
promiseea person to whom a promise is made
promisora person who makes a promise
English > promise: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake a prediction about; tell in advance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymspredict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate
Narroweraugurpredict from an omen
bet, wagerMaintain with or as if with a bet
forecast, calculatepredict in advance
prophesy, vaticinatepredict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
readinterpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky
second-guess, outguessattempt to anticipate or predict
Broaderguess, venture, pretend, hazardPut forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
Spanishanticipar, augurar, predecir, presagiar, prever, pronosticar, vaticinar
Catalananticipar, augurar, predir, presagiar, preveure, pronosticar, vaticinar
English > promise: 6 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningGive grounds for expectations.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "The results promised fame and glory"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Nounspromisegrounds for feeling hopeful about the future

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