promise to

promise to

1. To give one a solemn pledge or assurance that one will do something. You promised to cut the lawn today! Sorry, I can't come with you tonight. I promised to take my little sister to the movies.
2. To give one a solemn pledge or assurance that someone can have something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "promise" and "to" to specify what has been promised. Jenny promised her baseball card collection to me when she moves. I can't give this to you—I promised it to my nephew.
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promise something to someone

to pledge something to someone. I promised this vase to my niece. Is this book promised to anyone?
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References in classic literature ?
Then you promise to send for me sometimes, Christine?
I promise to go to school every day, to study, and to succeed--"
He refused to listen to me, as he had refused to listen to his mother; and he held me at the same time to my promise to keep his secret.
When we look at homegrown brands from the region, Emirates definitely comes to mind; it is a prime example of a brand that has delivered on its promise to be innovative, modern and a customer orientated provider of high-quality air travel, which it has conveyed since day one, and as a result it is known as a world-class airline.
Stoian adds, "The principle is simple: Promise to someone, Pledge a guarantee, Your audience offers you a reward.
Or, a business-to-business manufacturer may promise to deliver construction supplies to its customer by a specific date and then fail to communicate when those supplies end up on back order.
The angel Gabriel recalls God's previous promise to David in verse 32: "the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.
Anonymous donors promise to pay up to 100 percent of college tuition for any KPS graduate who attends a public college or university in Michigan.
I promise to laugh when I see the driver of the car in front of me using the white middle line on as a guide for his car.
1 I PROMISE to continue making promises I will never keep every day until election day.
According to the ACHE (2006), health care executives have an ethical responsibility to use a systematic, deliberative, and thoughtful approach to decision making when making a promise to a person or group.
Her terrible aunt sells Promise to the family next door, but the boy (Will) who now owns the horse fortunately honors Hannah's devotion to Promise and stays in contact even when Hannah is in nearby Boston.
This only happens if the employer brand defines how the organization uses employees to deliver its brand promise to customers.
He wrote, 'I promise to look after my livestock the way I would wish them to look after me if the roles were reversed.