transitive verb
1. (to give one's word) 
Prometo que estaré siempre contigo.I promise that I'll be with you forever.
2. (to predict) 
Todos los meteorólogos prometen un día de nieve este jueves.All of the meteorologists promise there will be snow this Thursday.
b. to assure 
Nuestro líder de marketing promete un aumento en ingresos este año.Our marketing lead assures an increase in revenue this year.
intransitive verb
3. (to have potential) 
Esta película promete. Ha ganado muchos premios.This movie is promising. It's won lots of awards.
pronominal verb
4. (in marriage) 
Se prometieron el fin de semana pasado y se casarán el mes que viene.They got engaged last weekend and will get married next month.
reflexive verb
5. (to give one's word to oneself) 
Se prometió unas vacaciones en Hawaii después de acabar su licencia.She promised herself a vacation in Hawaii after finishing her degree.
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to promise 
(te) lo prometoI promise
te prometo que no mientoI promise you I'm not lying
prometer el cargoto be sworn in
intransitive verb
2. (tener futuro) 
a. to be promising 
el programa de fiestas prometethe program for the celebrations looks promising
pronominal verb
3. (novios) 
a. to get engaged 
4. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
se las promete muy feliceshe thinks he's got it made
transitive verb
1 (dar palabra) to promise
le han prometido unas vacaciones they've promised her a holiday; ¡te lo prometo! I promise!; prometió llevarnos al cine he promised to take us to the cinema
2 (asegurar) to assure
te prometo que se acordará de mí I can assure you he will remember me; no me verás más, te lo prometo you won't see me again, (that) I can assure you
3 (augurar) to promise
esto promete ser interesante this promises to be interesting; esto no nos promete nada bueno this does not look at all hopeful for us; this promises to be pretty bad for us
4 (Religión)
prometer hacer algo to take a vow to do sth
intransitive verb
(tener porvenir) to have promise; show promise
este jugador promete this player has o shows promise
pronominal verb
prometerse algo to expect sth; promise o.s. sth; nos habíamos prometido algo mejor we had expected sth better
prometérselas muy felices to have high hopes
2 [+novios] to get engaged
se prometió con él en abril she got engaged to him in April
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