['prɔmɪs] 1. сущ.
1) обещание

to give / make a promise — обещать

to keep a promise — сдержать обещание

to go back on a promise — отказаться от обещания

to break a promise — нарушить обещание

to fulfill a promise — сдержать обещание, исполнять обещанное

to renege on / repudiate a promise — отказываться от обязательства

She made a promise to write every week. — Она обещала писать каждую неделю.

They kept their promise that the debt would be repaid promptly. — Они сдержали слово и выплатили долг вовремя.

- campaign promise
- empty promise
- hollow promise
- rash promise
- solemn promise
- firm promise
- false promise
2) перспектива, проекция

This scholarship is given for promise, rather than for attainment. — Этот грант даётся в надежде (на результаты в будущем), а не за уже существующие достижения.

3) то, что обещано, обещанное
2. гл.
1) обещать, давать обещание

I've promised the next dance to Jim. — Следующий танец я обещала Джиму.

2) разг.; уст. уверять
а) подавать надежды
б) сулить, предвещать, быть знаком (чего-л.)

Dark clouds promise rain. — Тёмные тучи предвещают дождь.

From what little I've seen of your book so far, I would say that it promises well. — Та небольшая часть твоей книги, которую мне удалось прочесть, говорит о том, что должно получиться неплохо.

4) обещать руку и сердце, обручиться

Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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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 — A declaration which binds the person who makes it, either in honor, conscience, or law, to do or forbear a certain specific act, and which gives to the person to whom made a right to expect or claim the performance of some particular thing. A… …   Black's law dictionary

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