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promise

noun [U] (EXPECTED)    /ˈprɒm.ɪs/ US  /ˈprɑː.mɪs/
the idea that someone or something is likely to develop successfully and that people expect this to happen: His English teacher had written on his report that he showed great promise. As a child I was quite a good dancer, but I didn't fulfil my early promise.PotentialHoping and hopefulness Grammar:PromisePromise is a noun and a verb.See more
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