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Principal Translations
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prometer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (obligarse a algo) (obligate yourself)promise, pledge vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (guarantee)assure vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Roberto prometió dejar de beber y ha cumplido su palabra.
 Roberto promised (or: pledged) to stop drinking, and he has kept his word.
prometer viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (tener potencial) ([sb])have promise, be promising v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  promise viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El muchacho promete, será un gran pianista.
 The boy has promise (or: is promising). He will be a a great pianist.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. The weather promises to be clear and sunny.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
prometer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (augurar)promise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El espectáculo promete ser emocionante.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
prometer ser exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (da la impresión de ser)promise to be v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have all the makings of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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