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  • make a promise — index assure (insure), pledge (promise the performance of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Never Make a Promise — Single by Dru Hill from the album Dru Hill Released July 28, 1997 …   Wikipedia

  • promise someone the moon — promise someone the moon/earth/ phrase to make a promise that you are unlikely to be able to keep Thesaurus: to make a promisesynonym Main entry: promise * * * promise (someone) the moon see ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • promise someone the earth — promise someone the moon/earth/ phrase to make a promise that you are unlikely to be able to keep Thesaurus: to make a promisesynonym Main entry: promise * * * promise someone the earth see ↑promise …   Useful english dictionary

  • promise — [präm′is] n. [ME promis < L promissum < promittere, to send before or forward < pro , forth + mittere, to send: see PRO 2 & MISSION] 1. an oral or written agreement to do or not to do something; vow 2. indication, as of a successful… …   English World dictionary

  • promise — ► NOUN 1) an assurance that one will do something or that something will happen. 2) potential excellence. ► VERB 1) make a promise. 2) give good grounds for expecting. 3) (promise oneself) firmly intend …   English terms dictionary

  • promise — prom|ise1 [ pramıs ] verb intransitive or transitive *** 1. ) to tell someone you will definitely do something: The police chief promised tougher action against young criminals. promise to do something: Peter wished he d never promised to help… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • promise */*/*/ — I UK [ˈprɒmɪs] / US [ˈprɑmɪs] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms promise : present tense I/you/we/they promise he/she/it promises present participle promising past tense promised past participle promised 1) to tell someone that you will… …   English dictionary

  • promise — /ˈprɒməs / (say promuhs) noun 1. a declaration made, as to another person, with respect to the future, giving assurance that one will do, not do, give, not give, etc., something. 2. an express assurance on which expectation is to be based. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • promise — I n. vow 1) to give, make a promise 2) to fulfill, keep a promise 3) to break, renege on, repudiate a promise 4) a broken; empty, hollow; rash; sacred, solemn promise 5) a campaign promise (politicians sometimes break campaign promises) 6) a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • promise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. pledge, word. v. give one s word; bid fair, show promise. See promise, expectation, hope. II Pledge to do something Nouns 1. promise, undertaking, word, troth, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow,… …   English dictionary for students

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