Meaning of “promise” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈprɒmɪs/
Extra Examples
The government stood by its promise to improve education.Don't make any rash promises.The government has backtracked on promises to pensioners.You can always depend on Andy to keep his promises.The government took a lot of flak for breaking its election promises.

B1 [ C ] a statement that you will certainly do something:

I'm not sure I can do it so I won't make any promises.
keep/break a promise

B2 to do/not do what you said that you would do

show promise

If someone or something shows promise, they are likely to be successful:

As a child, he showed great promise as an athlete.

(Definition of “promise noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)