Translation of "promise" - English-Italian dictionary

promise

verb uk /ˈprɒm·ɪs/ us /ˈprɑ·mɪs/ present participle promising, past tense and past participle promised

B1 to say that you will certainly do something or that something will certainly happen

promettere
She promised to write to me every week. Ha promesso di scrivermi tutte le settimane.
Paul promised / me that he’d cook dinner tonight. Paul mi ha promesso che avrebbe fatto lui cena stasera.

B1 to say that you will certainly give something to someone

promettere
Her parents have promised her a new car if she passes her exams. I suoi genitori le hanno promesso una macchina nuova se passa agli esami.
promise to be something

If something promises to be good, exciting, etc., people expect that it will be good, exciting, etc.

promettere di essere qualcosa
It promises to be a really exciting game. Promette di essere veramente una partita entusiasmante.
noun uk /ˈprɒm·ɪs/ us /ˈprɑ·mɪs/

B1 a statement that you will certainly do something

promessa
I’m not sure I can do it, so I won’t make / any promises. Non sono sicuro se lo posso fare, quindi non faccio promesse.
I’ve said I’ll take her swimming and I don’t want to break / my promise (= not do what I said I would). Ho detto che l’avrei portata in piscina e non voglio rimangiarmi / la promessa.

(Translation of “promise” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)