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promise

noun
 
 
/ˈprɒmɪs/
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.Making and breaking promises and commitments
keep/break a promise B2 to do/not do what you said that you would doMaking and breaking promises and commitments
show promise If someone or something shows promise, they are likely to be successful: As a child, he showed great promise as an athlete.PotentialHoping and hopefulness
Translations of “promise”
in Korean 약속…
in Arabic وَعْد…
in French avenir…
in Turkish söz, vaat, taahhüt…
in Italian promessa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肯定地說, 允諾, 諾言…
in Russian обещание…
in Polish obietnica, przyrzeczenie…
in Spanish futuro…
in Portuguese promessa, palavra…
in German die Hoffnung…
in Catalan promesa…
in Japanese 約束, 保証…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肯定地说, 允诺, 诺言…
(Definition of promise noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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