Vietnamese English Dictionary

Tiếng Việt - English

lời hứa in English:

1. promise promise

Eisenhower kept his promise.
He was a writer who had never lived up to the promise of his first novel.
A promise given under a threat is worthless.
Tom agreed to marry that man's daughter with the promise that he'd inherit the man's business.
They promise us the moon, but I suspect we can wait for the fulfillment of those promises till hell freezes over.
I realized one month had passed without my making good my promise.
There are conditions under which breaking a promise or telling a lie are acceptable.
I congratulate him and Governor Palin for all they have achieved, and I look forward to working with them to renew this nation's promise in the months ahead.
There is no dream of man which atomic power does not promise a chance to attain.
The whole county is favoring critical budget revisions which promise to protect education.
(help) Sarah always promises ... me in the kitchen but she never does.
The promise of permanent employment is almost non-existent today.
You promised me: "we will finish English early."
It was noticed after more than a month that that promise had not been carried out.

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.