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To make a promise - thesaurus

Synonyms

promise

verb

to tell someone that you will definitely do something

commit

verb

to promise to do something

swear

verb

to make a sincere statement that you are telling the truth

guarantee

verb

to promise that something will happen

vow

verb

formal to promise that you will do something

undertake

verb

formal to promise to do something

pledge

verb

mainly journalism to promise seriously and publicly to do something

vouchsafe

verb

formal to give, promise, or offer something to someone who you trust

give (someone) your word

to promise to do something

guarantee

verb

to promise someone that they will have something or will get something

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avow

verb

formal to publicly claim or promise something

pledge

verb

to promise a certain amount of money for a particular purpose

promise someone the moon/earth

to make a promise that you are unlikely to be able to keep

swear

verb

to make a promise to do something

swear

verb

to make a formal promise to be loyal or to tell the truth

warrant

verb

formal to promise something

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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