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.
THE Federal Government (FG) has on Monday fulfilled its 25 years long promise to former Head Coach and Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Mr Clemens Westerhof for Winning the 1994 African Cup of Nations.
However, he finds the promise to move key agencies out of the Prime Minister's Department to be partially fulfilled as Dr Mahathir later parked powerful government linked companies Khazanah Nasional, Petronas and PNB in his department.
SOME PHILOSOPHERS explain the demands for performance that promises impose on promisors by affirming that the fact of making a promise to [phi] constitutes or creates a reason for [phi]-ing.
The latest shot in this regard is the Congress party's promise to provide for a minimum income of Rs.
'Moira Rachelle, I promise to always be the first one na magtatanggol sayo, first one to always honor, first one to say sorry 'pag nagaaway tayo,' Hernandez told Dela Torre during their guesting in morning show 'Magandang Buhay' on Friday.
Availing himself of the opportunity, with a renewal of his promise to make her his wife, Enzo finally succeeded in having sexual intercourse with Jessica.
Discussing President Weah promise to provide free education, he disclosed that he is yet to see that come through in Bentol even at the point that schools have opened in the country.
The point is not that the leaders are unable to deliver what they promise to the public.
'The party that is not in government can promise to do this and that, [but] they can only promise.
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.
The group, a super PAC known as Keep the Promise to Veterans, will allow Perry to ramp up his involvement in Cruz's presidential effort after endorsing the U.S.