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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Promise  \Prom"ise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Promised};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Promising}.] 
  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  cessation  of 
  hostilities;  to  promise  the  payment  of  money.  ``To  promise 
  aid.''  --Shak. 
  2.  To  afford  reason  to  expect;  to  cause  hope  or  assurance  of 
  as  the  clouds  promise  rain.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  make  declaration  of  or  give  assurance  of  as  some 
  benefit  to  be  conferred;  to  pledge  or  engage  to  bestow; 
  as  the  proprietors  promised  large  tracts  of  land;  the 
  city  promised  a  reward. 
  {Promised  land}.  See  {Land  of  promise},  under  {Land}. 
  {To  promise  one's  self}. 
  a  To  resolve;  to  determine;  to  vow. 
  b  To  be  assured;  to  have  strong  confidence. 
  I  dare  promise  myself  you  will  attest  the  truth 
  of  all  I  have  advanced.  --Rambler. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  assured  by  (usually)  spoken  agreement;  "the  promised  toy"; 
  "the  promised  land" 

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