promise verb (SAY CERTAINLY)
Can I have that book back when you've finished because I've promised it (= I have said I will give it) to Sara. 那本書你看完後能還給我嗎，因為我答應莎拉要給她了。
"I won't do anything dangerous." "You promise?" "I promise." 「我不會做任何危險的事。」「你保證？」「我保證。」
- "But listen, you must promise never to tell anyone." "I promise."
- You have to stand up in court and promise to tell 'the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth'.
- I gave him my number and he promised to call me.
- I promised the babysitter that we'd be home by midnight.
- She's been promising to pay back the money for six months, but I reckon she's just stringing me along.
promise verb (BE EXPECTED)
promise noun (SAY CERTAINLY)
I'll put my things away tonight - and that's a promise! 今晚我要把我所有的東西都收拾好——說到做到！
keep/break a promise
B2 to do/not do what you said that you would do遵守／違背諾言
If I make a promise, I like to keep it. 如果我作出了承諾，我會遵守的。
- She felt encouraged by their promise of support.
- I made a promise to you and I intend to keep it.
- Voters are bound to be mistrustful of a government that has broken so many promises.
- The prime minister may now be regretting her impetuous promise to reduce unemployment by half.
- The company has not kept faith with its promise to invest in training.
promise noun (EXPECTED)