- v make a promise or commitment
- v promise to undertake or give
- v make a prediction about; tell in advance
- v give grounds for expectations
The new results were promising
- s showing possibility of achievement or excellence
a promising young man
- s full or promise
the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career
- A large government trial of the most promising HIV vaccine candidate to date has been canceled.
- Hayes had hoped to be a full professor by his early 30s, but what had been a promising career stalled.
- But the new research is careful and promising.
- Pope Benedict XVI in Reuters
We too insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the persons involved, while promising to do everything possible to ensure that such abuse will never occur again,he said.
- Roger Goodell in USA Today
In a letter to each player, Goodell wrote: "Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league. You have put in jeopardy an otherwise promising...
- John McCain in Newsday
Senator Obama opposed the new strategy, and, after promising not to, voted to deny funds to the soldiers who have done a brilliant and brave job of carrying it out,McCain said.