promise to be good, exciting, etc. B2 If something promises to be good, exciting, etc. it is expected to be good, exciting, etc.: It promises to be a really exciting game.
B1 [C] the act of saying that you will certainly do something: I'll put my things away tonight - and that's a promise! I'll try to get back in time, but I'm not making any promises.keep/break a promise B2 to do/not do what you said that you would do: If I make a promise, I like to keep it.