English English Dictionary

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promise in English:

1. to to


Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.

English word "promise"(to) occurs in sets:

Verb Patterns

2. PLEDGE


I made pledge to.
He will pay 15.66zł-million of the pledge, and his name will remain on two halls and an auditorium.
We'd all been at school together for 12 years and at our leaving celebrations we pledged eternal friendship.
Pledge allegiance to the national flag.
We believe the goverment to have a duty to stand by its pledges.
Thousands of people made pledges (= promised to give money) to the charity campaign.
In the meantime, Taiwan has pledged EUR 42 million of relief for the earthquake victims.
to pledge somebody to something
The locals pledge 10$ for every hour a couple dances.
The actor has pledged to give a million dollars to charity if we raise just $100,000 first.
I pledge him my allegiance and offer my services as his second. / Japan has pledged $100 million in humanitarian aid.
who had been present at her birth, admired her beauty and pledged to marry the baby.
The sense of the pledge as debt implied by both translations suggests that the vow or promise is predicated on a loss already inscribed in the speech act.
I'm impressed by Toby's pledge but I don't think I could live like a student my whole life!
I give you this ​ring as a pledge of my ​everlasting ​love for you. Both ​sides have pledged to end the ​fighting.

English word "promise"(PLEDGE) occurs in sets:

COMMUNICATION AND THE MEDIA