Promise

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Promise->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ promise
promise
undertaking
word
troth
plight
pledge
parole
word of honor
vow
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ oath
oath
&c.(affirmation) 535
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ profession
profession
assurance
warranty
guarantee
insurance
obligation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ contract
contract
&c. 769
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ stipulation
stipulation
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ engagement
engagement
preengagement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ affiance
affiance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ betroth
betroth
betrothal
betrothment
PARAG:Promise->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ promise
promise
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give a promise
give a promise
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ undertake
undertake
engage
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make an engagement
make an engagement
form an engagement
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ enter into an engagement
enter into an engagement
enter on an engagement
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ bind oneself
bind oneself
tie oneself
pledge oneself
commit oneself
take upon oneself
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ vow
vow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ swear
swear
&c.(affirm) 535
give one's word
pass one's word
pledge one's word
plight one's word
give one's honor
pass one's honor
pledge one's honor
plight one's honor
give credit
pass credit
pledge credit
plight credit
give troth
pass troth
pledge troth
plight troth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ betroth
betroth
plight faith
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ assure
assure
warrant
guarantee
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ covenant
covenant
&c. 769
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ attest
attest
&c.(bear witness) 467
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ hold out an expectation
hold out an expectation
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ contract an obligation
contract an obligation
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ become bound to
become bound to
become sponsor for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ answer for
answer for
be answerable for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ secure
secure
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ give security
give security
&c. 771
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ underwrite
underwrite
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ adjure
adjure
administer an oath
put to one's oath
swear a witness
PARAG:Promise->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ promising
promising
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ promissory
promissory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ votive
votive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ under hand and seal
under hand and seal
upon oath
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ promised
promised
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ affianced
affianced
pledged
bound
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ committed
committed
compromised
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in for it
in for it
PARAG:Promise->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ as one's head shall answer for
as one's head shall answer for

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  • promise — prom·ise n: a declaration or manifestation esp. in a contract of an intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way that gives the party to whom it is made a right to expect its fulfillment aleatory promise: a promise (as to compensate …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Promise — Prom ise, a. [F. promesse, L. promissum, fr. promittere, promissum, to put forth, foretell, promise; pro forward, for + mittere to send. See {Mission}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • promise — vb Promise, engage, pledge, plight, covenant, contract are comparable when they mean to give one s word that one will act in a specified way (as by doing, making, giving, or accepting) in respect to something stipulated. Promise implies a giving… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • promise — [n1] one’s word that something will be done affiance, affirmation, agreement, asseveration, assurance, avowal, betrothal, bond, commitment, compact, consent, contract, covenant, earnest, engagement, espousal, guarantee, insurance, marriage, oath …   New thesaurus

  • promise — ► NOUN 1) an assurance that one will do something or that something will happen. 2) potential excellence. ► VERB 1) make a promise. 2) give good grounds for expecting. 3) (promise oneself) firmly intend …   English terms dictionary

  • promise — [präm′is] n. [ME promis < L promissum < promittere, to send before or forward < pro , forth + mittere, to send: see PRO 2 & MISSION] 1. an oral or written agreement to do or not to do something; vow 2. indication, as of a successful… …   English World dictionary

  • Promise — Prom ise, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration. [1913 Webster] 2. To afford hopes or expectation; to give ground to expect good; rarely, to give reason to expect evil. [1913 Webster] Will not the ladies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Promise — steht für: ein Album der englischen Gruppe Sade, siehe Promise (Album) ein Album des US Amerikaners Bruce Springsteen, siehe The Promise einen Fachbegriff aus der Informatik, siehe Future (Programmierung) Diese Seite ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • promise — (n.) c.1400, from L. promissum a promise, noun use of neuter pp. of promittere send forth, foretell, promise, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + mittere to put, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Ground sense is declaration made about the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • promise — prom|ise1 W2S2 [ˈprɔmıs US ˈpra: ] v 1.) [I and T] to tell someone that you will definitely do or provide something or that something will happen ▪ Last night the headmaster promised a full investigation. promise to do sth ▪ She s promised to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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