promise

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
promise

Plural
promises

  1. When someone is making a promise to a person, he is saying what he plans to do for that person.
    Jane was angry that John broke his promise to take her out to the movies.

Verb[change]

Plain form
promise

Third-person singular
promises

Past tense
promised

Past participle
promised

Present participle
promising

  1. When a person promises, he states that he will make certain to do an action.
    I promise that I will come back home by noon. You can trust me.