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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An agreement to do or not to do something. Also: A reason for expecting success.

Usage examples (39)
  • Never make a promise in haste.
  • There is little or no promise that he will recover
  • I promise you my best effort
  • This form of words constitutes what we call a promise, which is the sanction of the interested commerce of mankind. for more
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