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Dictionary definition for: Promise

1. (n) a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

2. (v) make a promise or commitment

3. (n) grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"

4. (v) promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort"

5. (v) make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

6. (v) give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising" "The results promised fame and glory"

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