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Translation of "promise" - English-Russian dictionary

promise

verb     /ˈprɒmɪs/
SAY [I, T]
B1 to say that you will certainly do something or that something will certainly happen обещать [+ to do sth] She promised to write to me every week. [+ (that)] Paul promised me that he'd cook dinner tonight.Making and breaking promises and commitments
GIVE [+ two objects]
B1 to say that you will certainly give something to someone обещать They promised us a reward.Making and breaking promises and commitments
promise to be sth
B2 If something promises to be good, exciting, etc, people expect that it will be good, exciting, etc. обещать быть (интересным, увлекательным и т. д.) Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of promise verb from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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