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  1. [noun] a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

  2. [noun] grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
    Synonyms: hope

  3. [verb] make a promise or commitment
    Synonyms: assure

  4. [verb] promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort"

  5. [verb] make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
    Synonyms: predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate

  6. [verb] give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory"


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