promise

  

Definition

Commitment given by one party (the promisor) to another (the promisee) to carry out or refrain from carrying a specified act or acts. Promises, however, are legally binding only when they are made in a contract or by a deed.

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  • You should always try to never make a promise you can't keep because if you don't keep it you may permanently damage a relationship.

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  • I kept my promise to my friend and went to his softball game at the end of the week, much to his surprise.

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  • The company made a promise to the protesters to stop selling the soap made with animal products just to make them go away; as this was never a written agreement they were under no obligation to follow through.

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