verb (used with object), prom·ised, prom·is·ing.
verb (used without object), prom·ised, prom·is·ing.
Origin of promise
Examples from the Web for promise
With those words was a promise to launch the first group of passengers in the coming year.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They opened for acts like Elliott Smith, Sloan, and Promise Ring.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age|Lauren Schwartzberg|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Christie has a lot riding on fulfilling his promise of shepherding Atlantic City into a third boom era.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, November's results show parents want to continue with implementation of high standards and the results they promise.
Apparently, tech world is no longer enthralled by the promise that was Obama.
No, no, the warders must bring their own gear with them; they get none here, I promise them.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
Some are doubtful about the last lines, but the word "promise" had a jubilant musical rhythm in my head.Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books|Horatia K. F. Eden
Ten of the Frenchmen only could be induced to promise their assistance.Paddy Finn|W. H. G. Kingston
Tushin wondered anxiously whether he had kept his promise, whether he was annoying Vera in any way.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
They weighed anchor at night, and following morning made you, by threats, promise to steer them to the island.Dialstone Lane, Complete|W.W. Jacobs
British Dictionary definitions for promise
Derived Formspromiser, noun
Word Origin for promise
Idioms and Phrases with promise
see lick and a promise.