make a promise


: to tell someone that one will definitely do something in the future : to promise
He made a promise to help her.
I have to help her. I made a promise.

Examples of make a promise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Move a little each day and make a promise to yourself to prioritize it—there is always time for a quick walk. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 13 Jan. 2023 But Glass had to make a promise. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2022 No matter what the months ahead may bring, make a promise to yourself to lead with love, and walk boldly into the new year. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 5 Dec. 2022 Their wedding was all about love, according to both newlyweds, and Vinaite was most excited to make a promise to Voltaggio. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2022 The company didn't make a promise on delivery time but is aiming for under 60 minutes. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 15 June 2022 On Thursday, his second day on the job, Jaklich stopped by Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to start building bridges by being formally introduced to news media and to make a promise to some of his youngest students. Danya Perez, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Sep. 2021 The detective, at that point, will often make a promise to seek leniency. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 25 July 2021 But the best part is that Girl Scouts make a promise to help others at all times. Guest, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2019 See More

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“Make a promise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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