verb (used with object), prom·ised, prom·is·ing.
verb (used without object), prom·ised, prom·is·ing.
Origin of promise
Synonyms for promise
Related Words for promisedguaranteed, agreed, assured, warranted, professed, insured, undertaken, sworn, plighted, consented, underwritten, ensured, affirmed, stipulated, vowed
Examples from the Web for promised
Contemporary Examples of promised
In a neat line, his agent, beginning a bidding war, promised: “Michiko Kakutani will flip for this.”What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale
December 22, 2014
Today, the hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace promised further attacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment.Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off
Gordon G. Chang
December 17, 2014
Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck
Michael S. Roth
December 17, 2014
Some believe that the promised liberation is a spiritual one.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope
December 7, 2014
Kadyrov had promised to detain Muslim women wearing veils that cover their faces.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia
December 4, 2014
Historical Examples of promised
Giles has promised me none,” said Dennet, with a pouting lip, “nor Ambrose.
And she was disappointed that he only promised to consider the matter and let her hear from him.
I was very much annoyed at the natives not putting in appearance as promised.
The horses will be furnished by the settlers, many having already been promised me.
Dear baby, it promised its mother it wouldn't drink wine for two months.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Word Origin for promise
c.1400, "a pledge, vow," from Old French promesse "promise, guarantee, assurance" (13c.) and directly from Latin promissum "a promise," noun use of neuter past participle of promittere "send forth; let go; foretell; assure beforehand, promise," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). The ground sense is "declaration made about the future, about some act to be done or not done."
see lick and a promise.