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Synonyms for promise
ˈprɒm ɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promise(noun)

    a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

    Synonyms:
    hope

  2. promise, hope(verb)

    grounds for feeling hopeful about the future

    "there is little or no promise that he will recover"

    Synonyms:
    hope

  3. promise, assure(verb)

    make a promise or commitment

    Synonyms:
    predict, reassure, ascertain, control, forebode, assure, guarantee, call, prognosticate, anticipate, check, see to it, foretell, insure, tell, ensure, secure, see

  4. promise(verb)

    promise to undertake or give

    "I promise you my best effort"

    Synonyms:
    assure, anticipate, call, foretell, predict, forebode, prognosticate

  5. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

    Synonyms:
    forestall, predict, augur, forebode, foreshadow, scream, prognosticate, counter, phone, yell, foreknow, shout out, foretell, cry, herald, call in, auspicate, expect, holler, call up, betoken, call off, assure, call, look for, send for, previse, anticipate, address, visit, portend, shout, bode, foresee, look to, announce, presage, name, hollo, squall, bid, ring, omen, forecast, harbinger, telephone, annunciate, prefigure

  6. promise(verb)

    give grounds for expectations

    "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory"

    Synonyms:
    assure, anticipate, call, foretell, predict, forebode, prognosticate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. promise

    All these words involve at least two parties, tho an engagement or promise may be the act of but one. A contract is a formal agreement between two or more parties for the doing or leaving undone some specified act or acts, and is ordinarily in writing. Mutual promises may have the force of a contract. A consideration, or compensation, is essential to convert an agreement into a contract. A contract may be oral or written. A covenant in law is a written contract under seal. Covenant is frequent in religious usage, as contract is in law and business. Compact is essentially the same as contract, but is applied to international agreements, treaties, etc. A bargain is a mutual agreement for an exchange of values, without the formality of a contract. A stipulation is a single item in an agreement or contract. A cartel is a military agreement for the exchange of prisoners or the like.

    Synonyms:
    agreement, arrangement, bargain, cartel, compact, contract, covenant, engagement, obligation, pact, pledge, stipulation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. promise(v)

    Synonyms:
    engage, assure

    Antonyms:
    covenant, pledge, stipulate

  2. promise(n)

    Synonyms:
    engagement, assurance, word, pledge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. promise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    word, engagement, assurance, pledge

  2. promise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    promising character

  3. promise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, engage, covenant, assure

  4. promise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    give expectation of, excite a hope of

  5. promise(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    engage, agree, stipulate, bargain, be sworn, pledge one's self, plight one's word, pass one's word, give assurance, make an agreement, tie one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. promise(n)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, word, parole, plight, betrothal, troth, vow, assurance, covenant

  2. promise(v)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, covenant, assure, plight

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Promise":

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. PROMISE

    Synonyms:
    PROspective randomized MIlrinone Survival Evaluation

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How to use promise in a sentence?

  1. Michael Froman:

    This pace of engagement is impressive, but shouldn't be surprising for what President Obama declared the defining partnership of the 21st century, our task is to build on our mutual interests, with mutual respect, and deliver on the promise of that partnership.

  2. John Strickland:

    It's delivering in its promise in terms of economics, and passengers like it, customers are prepared to pay and prepared to pay a premium. Some airlines such as BA report they're being asked if it's an A380 when taking bookings.

  3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt -LRB- @hitrecordjoe -RRB-:

    The promise of today's technology is not that just we're all alone and showing each other ourselves, it's that we can all be in different places, physically isolated from each other, but we can actually be collaborating on things and making things together that we wouldn't necessarily be able to make alone.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Joe Biden is Joe Biden and Vice President, like millions of others, I admire Joe Biden devotion to family, Joe Biden grace in grief, Joe Biden grit and determination on behalf of the middle class, and Joe Biden unyielding faith in America's promise.

  5. Sheriff Paul Babeu:

    The promise is they’re going to be turned over to ICE and deported. Anyone who thinks there’s any likelihood of them leaving the U.S. … think again.


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