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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋprɑmIs 〕


〔 ˊprɒmis 〕

Overview of noun promise

The noun promise has 2 senses

  • promise -- (a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future)

  • promise, hope -- (grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover")

Overview of verb promise

The verb promise has 4 senses

  • promise, assure -- (make a promise or commitment)

  • promise -- (promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort")

  • predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise -- (make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election")

  • promise -- (give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory")