Promise Prom"ise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Promised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Promising}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money. ``To promise aid.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward. [1913 Webster]

{Promised land}. See {Land of promise}, under {Land}.

{To promise one's self}. (a) To resolve; to determine; to vow. (b) To be assured; to have strong confidence. [1913 Webster]

I dare promise myself you will attest the truth of all I have advanced. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • promised — committed committed adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of {uncommitted}. Note: [Narrower terms: {bound up, involved, wrapped up}; {dedicated, devoted}; {pledged, sworn}] [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • promised — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pledged, sworn, plighted, vowed, agreed, covenanted, as agreed upon, undertaken, professed, consented, affirmed, asseverated, insured, warranted, vouched for, underwritten, subscribed, stipulated, assured, ensured; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • promised — prÉ‘mɪst / prÉ’ adj. pledged, avowed, assured by an oath prom·ise || prÉ‘mɪs / prÉ’ n. pledge, vow, declaration of intention; source of hope, basis for expectations v. pledge, give one s word, vow, commit oneself to a certain course of action …   English contemporary dictionary

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