Translation of "promise" - English-Portuguese 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

prometer, dar a palavra
She promised to write to me every week.
Paul promised / me that he’d cook dinner tonight.

B1 to say that you will certainly give something to someone

prometer, dar a palavra
Her parents have promised her a new car if she passes her exams.
promise to be something

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

promete ser algo
It promises to be a really exciting game.
noun uk /ˈprɒm·ɪs/ us /ˈprɑ·mɪs/

B1 a statement that you will certainly do something

promessa, palavra
I’m not sure I can do it, so I won’t make / any promises.
I’ve said I’ll take her swimming and I don’t want to break / my promise (= not do what I said I would).

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