Definition of promise
a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.
The people nurse deep alienation with the political system and cynicism about the democratic process due to their sad experience of broken promises and forgotten assurances.
assure someone that one will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen.
he promised her the job
give good grounds for expecting (a particular occurrence or situation).
A three-day extravaganza, this festival promises something for everyone.
Example of promise
Continuing research in this field holds great promise for the future.
dawn came with the promise of fine weather
Day three started with the promise of very fine weather but we were met with a delivery of a sudden shower as we followed a narrow dirt trail.
Despite the tremendous potential and promise of genomics, it is very difficult to predict when its benefits for health will be realised.
Educated and ambitious, they are lured here by the promise of material acquisition.
Every indication points to the promise of continued improvements in the cost and performance of storage, depending on the technology involved.
Finally, the model emphasizes leadership like never before, demanding that effective leaders reach their promise and potential.
For children like these, the promise of peace in Angola may come too late.
For him, this odd little satellite traveling around an evocative solar star represents promise and potential.
forthcoming concerts promise a feast of music