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The police chief promised tougher action against young criminals.
Peter wished he’d never promised to help them.
Promise me you’ll be home before dark.
We always promised ourselves that we’d visit Hawaii one day.
Relief organizations are promising aid to the country.
She phoned at 9 a.m., as promised.
Ellen promised faithfully not to open her present until her birthday.
This is the American English definition of promise. View British English definition of promise.
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