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Main Entry: 1prom·ise
Pronunciation: primarystresspräm-schwas
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English promisse, promis "promise," derived from Latin promissus, past participle of promittere "to send forth, promise," from pro- "forward, forth" and mittere "to send, throw" --related to MESSAGE
1 : a statement by a person that he or she will or will not do something <a promise to pay within a month>
2 : something promised
3 : a cause or ground for hope <give promise of success> <shows promise>

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