promise[ prom-is ]SEE DEFINITION OF promise
Synonyms for promise
- promissory note
- sacred word
- word of honor
Antonyms for promise
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROMISE
I promise you I shall not, Mr. Bines; they can row if they like.
Hester Paine, as a young lady, fulfills the promise of her girlhood.
Knife, however, must promise to leave his land to his son-in-law in case he died.
She was trying to extort a promise that she should appear in its pages, which, as we all remember, she did.
If we would promise we must put ourselves in a position to perform our promise.
According to my promise, I saw the minister on the following day.
My promise is spoken; yours unspoken, but not the less real and solemn.
I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise.
He also received the promise of 240 votes of other electors.
Yet the promise of this life is imperiled by the very genius that has made it possible.
c.1400, "a pledge, vow," from Old French promesse "promise, guarantee, assurance" (13c.) and directly from Latin promissum "a promise," noun use of neuter past participle of promittere "send forth; let go; foretell; assure beforehand, promise," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). The ground sense is "declaration made about the future, about some act to be done or not done."
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROMISE
- carte blanche
- rubber stamp
- stamp of approval