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English definition of “promise”

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
(Definition of promise noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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