Associations to the word «Promise»

Wiktionary

PROMISE, noun. (countable) An oath or affirmation; a vow.
PROMISE, noun. (countable) A transaction between two persons whereby the first person undertakes in the future to render some service or gift to the second person or devotes something valuable now and here to his use.
PROMISE, noun. (uncountable) Reason to expect improvement or success; potential.
PROMISE, noun. (countable) (computing) (programming) A placeholder object that can be manipulated in code before it has been assigned a value.
PROMISE, noun. (countable) (obsolete) Bestowal or fulfillment of what is promised.
PROMISE, verb. (transitive) To commit to something or action; to make an oath; make a vow.
PROMISE, verb. (intransitive) To give grounds for expectation, especially of something good.
PROMISE RING, noun. Synonym of purity ring.
PROMISE RINGS, noun. Plural of promise ring

Dictionary definition

PROMISE, noun. A verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future.
PROMISE, noun. Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover".
PROMISE, verb. Make a promise or commitment.
PROMISE, verb. Promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort".
PROMISE, verb. Make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election".
PROMISE, verb. Give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain