I (can) promise you

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of I (can) promise you

used to emphasize a statement
  • He's only concerned about himself, I promise you.
  • I can promise you, you won't be disappointed.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

can play
  1. : know, understand

  2. : to be able to do, make, or accomplish

  3. : to have knowledge or skill

  1. : a usually cylindrical receptacle:

  2. : a vessel for holding liquids

  3. : a usually metal typically cylindrical receptacle usually with an open top, often with a removable cover, and sometimes with a spout or side handles (as for holding liquid or trash)

  1. : to put in a can : preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

  2. : to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

  3. : to hit (a shot) in basketball

promise play
  1. : a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

  2. : a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

  3. : reason to expect something

  1. : to pledge to do, bring about, or provide

  2. : warrant, assure

  3. : betroth

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one


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