Definition Of promising

verb

assure someone that one will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen.

he promised to forward my mail

give good grounds for expecting (a particular occurrence or situation).

forthcoming concerts promise a feast of music from around the world

showing signs of future success.

a promising actor

Example Of promising

  • A lively exchange of ideas between you and your sweetheart could pave the way to a more promising future.

  • A number of promising avenues of research are ripe for commercialisation.

  • Abandoning a promising career as a virtuoso pianist, he became an influential teacher.

  • Adaptation is a promising sign that American film-makers are still prepared to take risks.

  • At first glance, it does not seem remotely promising .


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