This information was a balm for Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful end to such a threatening affair. The manufacturer promised he would be here on Tuesday. The next thing to understand is that good investors know that the promise you`re making to them is just that – a promise. The army broke its promise to return the country to civilian rule. Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! We can use the verb promise to say that we will definitely do something. We use it with a clause with will, would or with an infinitive. Sometimes it follows: Should they be expelled, that is, today, when Our Lady seemed to promise him help and protection? He`s dead; but his three sons still have the estate, and I think they would keep their father`s promise to the Indians. From Middle English promised, promised, borrowed from Old French promise, from medieval Latin prōmissa, Latin prōmissum (“a promise”), feminine and neutral of promissus, past participle of prōmittō (“I send or submit, let go of the advance, predict, promise”), pro (“fourth”) + mittere (“to send”); See Mission. Compare Allow, Engage, Allow, etc. Old English repressed ġehātan (“promise”) and ġehāt (“a promise”). They opened for bands like Elliott Smith, Sloan and Promise Ring.

A promise is something you say you will definitely do: Note: A free promise may be enforceable under the promissory estopel. Find out which words work together and create more natural English with the Oxford Collocations Dictionary app. Alford describes this as remarkable; but the vision is the special promise of wisdom, that is, Solomon, the son of David. Their authors promise that your mind will be improved, your ambition sharpened and your finances maximized thanks to their advice. The promise of a permanent position is almost non-existent today. He swore that one day he would return, and he kept his promise. Beth promised Owen that she would take care of her dog when he was gone. Now she regrets it. The settlers supported the king in exchange for the promise of land.

Middle English promised, from Latin promissum, from neutral from promissus, past participle of promittere send, promise, from pro- forth + mittere send They were deceived with promises as the Democrats are making today. With these words was a promise to launch the first group of passengers next year. Promises (countable and uncountable, plural promise) Audrey remembers the promise she made to her father that she would work harder. This technology shows promise for improving living conditions in city centres. Christie has a lot of work to do to deliver on its promise to lead Atlantic City into a third era of boom. I`ll be there for your birthday. That`s a promise! To keep his promise, Atkins himself wore the SB 1120 – one of the few measures he signed this year. He said brokers promised the Italian navy would get them back, which he said drove prices down. 15th century, in the sense defined in the transitive sense 1 From mere regret, he now passed from dismay to complete repentance of his promise. That was the promise of FitrWoman, an app I downloaded to my phone last fall.

Their invention could not keep its initial promise. Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your go-to guide to problems in English. Sweet reminded me that when we spoke in January, she said the 2020s would be the “decade of realizing the promise of technology.” .