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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pledge, promises, promised, swear, commitment, promising, undertaking, bride, pledges

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. Gerald Ford:

    I once told you that I am not a saint, and I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake. So I will close with another confession. Frequently, along the tortuous road of recent months from this chamber to the Presidents House, I protested that I was my own man. Now I realize that I was wrong. I am your man, for it was your carefully weighed confirmation that changed my occupation. The truth is I am the peoples man, for you acted in their name, and I accepted and began my new and solemn trust with a promise to serve all the people and do the best that I can for America.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

    In Srebrenica, Europe is faced with its shame, europe failed to stand up to the promise of our founding fathers and to the dreams of their grandsons: no more war in Europe, no more murders in the name of race or the nation. No more genocides.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    To my mind, if patriotism or love of country means anything, it means that we do not now, or ever, turn our backs on those who defended us, it means we keep our promise to those who kept their promises to us.

  4. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh:

    I promise that this will be the most open and transparent and inclusive process in Olympic history, i promise that I will not leave Boston with a huge price tag.

  5. Ziad Fadhil:

    Dawa Party has been running Iraq for 15 years and Dawa Party leaders failed to live up to even a single promise they made.


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