Translation of "promise" - English-Russian dictionary

promise

verb uk us /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.
GIVE [ + two objects ]

B1 to say that you will certainly give something to someone

обещать
They promised us a reward.
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.)

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