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promise

[ prom-is ]
/ 藞pr蓲m 瑟s /
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noun
verb (used with object), prom路ised, prom路is路ing.
verb (used without object), prom路ised, prom路is路ing.
to afford ground for expectation (often followed by well or fair): His forthcoming novel promises well.
to make a promise.
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Origin of promise

1375鈥1425; (noun) late Middle English promis(se) <Medieval Latin pr艒missa, for Latin pr艒missum, noun use of neuter past participle of pr艒mittere to promise, literally, to send forth, equivalent to pr艒-pro-1 + mittere to send; (v.) late Middle English promisen, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for promise

promise
/ (藞pr蓲m瑟s) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of promise

promiser, noun

Word Origin for promise

C14: from Latin pr艒missum a promise, from pr艒mittere to send forth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with promise

promise

see lick and a promise.

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