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'promise' - used as a noun
1. a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
2. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
there is little or no promise that he will recover

'promise' - used as a verb
3. make a promise or commitment
4. promise to undertake or give
I promise you my best effort
5. make a prediction about; tell in advance
6. give grounds for expectations
The new results were promising
The results promised fame and glory

derived forms
1. Promise / Plural
promises
2. Promise / Past
promised
3. Promise / Third Person
promises
4. Promise / Present Participle
promising
Variations of 'promise'
 
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Fact of the day
Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later.