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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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"You must keep your promises to us!" exclaimed Dorothy.
Until he gives us a clearer idea of what it is for promises to give normative assurance to promisees, and until he explains the sense in which this expands promisees' valuable opportunities, his account of the grounds of promissory reasons remains unconvincing.
Hence Mr Modi is slowly turning focus away from the previous promises to emotional issues.
"Centre failed to provide the promised minimum support price (MSP) to the farmers and jobs to the youth, now the election is near they are again making new false promises to win elections," he added.Ee
The December 2018 survey result showed that those expecting most, if not all, of President Duterte's promises to be fulfilled, increased by 2 points from 46% (14% all or nearly all, 32% most) in March 2018.
Adekunle said the government made three promises to the family during the burial ceremonies, scholarship for children in school, employment for graduates among them and acquisition of a befitting house in Abuja.
If the ruling party promises to do something, we have to do it."
'I demand that they fulfill their promises to us,' he added.
He said Penang PH promises to push for the Penang bridge toll to be abolished but BN did not make such a promise in its manifesto.
In Mary's reflection, which we often call the Magnificat, she specifically remembers promises made in the past and faithfully kept, promises to Abraham and to his descendants forever.
POLITICAL parties in Himachal Pradesh have made huge promises to woo voters.
Two of Hollywood's biggest media magnets-Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan-chose Promises to get sober, but as was well documented by packs of paparazzi, their problems outlasted Promises.
Our personal reputations, the value of our profession, and the credibility of the institution within which we work are based on how well we fulfill our promises to our patients, our colleagues, and ourselves.
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