Definition of hold/have promise
- The new drug holds/has promise.
: to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal
: to have as a privilege or position of responsibility
: to have as a mark of distinction
: confinement, custody
: the interior of a ship below decks
: the cargo compartment of a plane
: a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified
: 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
: reason to expect something
: to pledge to do, bring about, or provide
: warrant, assure
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