Translation of "promise" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

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

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.

prometer 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

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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈpromis/

to say, or give one’s word (that one will, or will not, do something etc)

I promise (that) I won’t be late
I promise not to be late
I won’t be late, I promise (you)!

to say or give one’s assurance that one will give

He promised me a new dress.

to show signs of future events or developments

This situation promises well for the future.
promising adjective

showing promise; likely to be good

She’s a promising pianist
Her work is promising.

(Translation of “promise” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)