prometer


prometer
v.
1 to promise.
(te) lo prometo I promise
te prometo que no miento I promise you I'm not lying
prometer el cargo to be sworn in
Ella le prometió a Ricardo She promised Richard.
Ella prometió sin pensar She promised without thinking.
Ella promete favores She promises favors.
2 to be promising (tener futuro).
el programa de fiestas promete the program for the celebrations looks promising
3 to show promise, to shape well, to be promising.
Ese restaurante promete That restaurant shows promise.
4 to promise to, to vow to, to plight oneself to, to vow.
Ella prometió barrer hoy She promised to sweep today.
Le prometí a María ir I promised Mary to go.
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prometer
verbo transitivo
1 to promise
¿lo prometes? promise?
te prometo que no lo volveré a hacer I promise I won't do it again
verbo intransitivo
1 to be promising
esta chica es una pintora que promete this girl is a promising artist
verbo pronominal prometerse
1 (pareja) to get engaged
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FRASEOLOGÍA
prometer el oro y el moro to promise the Earth
prometerse en matrimonio to get engaged
prometérselas muy felices familiar to have high hopes
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verb
to promise
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1. VT
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) (Rel)

prometer hacer algo — to take a vow to do sth

2.
VI (=tener porvenir) to have promise, show promise

este jugador promete — this player has o shows promise

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (dar su palabra) to promise

me prometió un regalo — he promised me a present

te lo prometo — I promise

b) (augurar) to promise

esas nubes no prometen nada bueno — those clouds look ominous o don't bode well

c) (fam) (afirmar, asegurar) to tell

estoy harta, te lo prometo — I'm fed up, I can tell you

2.
prometer vi persona/negocio to show o have promise
3.
prometerse v pron
a) (en matrimonio) to get engaged
b) (refl) <viaje/descanso> to promise oneself
c) (confiar en) to expect

prometérselas muy felices — (Esp) to have high hopes

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= have + the potential (to/for), swear to + Infinitivo, promise, pledge, hold out + prospect, hold out + promise, vow, take + oath, be promissory of.
Ex. They have achieved this status because they have the potential to store a relatively large number of documents.
Ex. Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
Ex. CD-ROM promises to revive the fading dream of cooperative centralised computerised cataloguing.
Ex. Although Canada has pledged to phase out the use of halon gas by the year 2000, alternative gases are being developed.
Ex. The processing of electronic signals holds out the prospect of the automation of tasks which involve representations of information.
Ex. Information technology holds out the promise of an improved information flow.
Ex. The prosecutor vowed to fight what he considered an unjust law.
Ex. The library had a display of the Bible and the Koran for solicitors and others for purposes of taking oaths and swearing in.
Ex. The movie trailer was promissory of action and adventure, but the film itself was a bore.
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* cumplir lo prometido = deliver + the goods.
* prometer demasiado = over-promise.
* prometer en matrimonio = betroth.
* prometer mucho = promise + great possibilities, bode + well.
* prometer ser interesante = promise + to be interesting.
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (dar su palabra) to promise

me prometió un regalo — he promised me a present

te lo prometo — I promise

b) (augurar) to promise

esas nubes no prometen nada bueno — those clouds look ominous o don't bode well

c) (fam) (afirmar, asegurar) to tell

estoy harta, te lo prometo — I'm fed up, I can tell you

2.
prometer vi persona/negocio to show o have promise
3.
prometerse v pron
a) (en matrimonio) to get engaged
b) (refl) <viaje/descanso> to promise oneself
c) (confiar en) to expect

prometérselas muy felices — (Esp) to have high hopes

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= have + the potential (to/for), swear to + Infinitivo, promise, pledge, hold out + prospect, hold out + promise, vow, take + oath, be promissory of.

Ex: They have achieved this status because they have the potential to store a relatively large number of documents.

Ex: Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
Ex: CD-ROM promises to revive the fading dream of cooperative centralised computerised cataloguing.
Ex: Although Canada has pledged to phase out the use of halon gas by the year 2000, alternative gases are being developed.
Ex: The processing of electronic signals holds out the prospect of the automation of tasks which involve representations of information.
Ex: Information technology holds out the promise of an improved information flow.
Ex: The prosecutor vowed to fight what he considered an unjust law.
Ex: The library had a display of the Bible and the Koran for solicitors and others for purposes of taking oaths and swearing in.
Ex: The movie trailer was promissory of action and adventure, but the film itself was a bore.
* cumplir lo prometido = deliver + the goods.
* prometer demasiado = over-promise.
* prometer en matrimonio = betroth.
* prometer mucho = promise + great possibilities, bode + well.
* prometer ser interesante = promise + to be interesting.

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prometer [E1 ]
vt
1 (dar su palabra) to promise
no lo haré más, te lo prometo I won't do it again, I promise o I give you my word
me prometió un regalo he promised me a present
prometió llevarme she promised to take me
oro2 (↑ oro (2))
2 (augurar) to promise
la obra promete ser un éxito the play promises to be a success
esas nubes no prometen nada bueno those clouds look ominous o don't look very promising o don't bode well
3 (fam) (afirmar, asegurar) to tell
te prometo que es verdad it's true, I tell o assure you
estoy harta, te lo prometo I'm fed up, I can tell you
■ prometer
vi
to show o have promise
esta chica promete this girl shows o has promise
un negocio que promete a promising business
prometerse
v pron
1 (en matrimonio) to get engaged
2 (refl) ‹viaje/descanso› to promise oneself
3 (esperar) to hope
prometérselas muy felices (Esp); to have high hopes
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prometer (conjugate prometer) verbo transitivo
a) (dar su palabra) to promise;

te lo prometo I promise

b) (augurar) to promise

verbo intransitivo [persona/negocio] to show o have promise
prometerse verbo pronominal
a) (en matrimonio) to get engaged

b) (refl) ‹viaje/descansoto promise oneself

prometer
I verbo transitivo to promise: prometo que iré, I promise I'll go ➣ Ver nota en promise
II verbo intransitivo to be promising: promete como cantante, she shows promise as a singer
'prometer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
oro
- asegurar
- jurar
English:
promise
- pledge
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prometer
vt
1. [dar palabra] to promise;
(te) lo prometo I promise;
prometo hablar con ella I promise to talk to her;
te prometo que no miento I promise you I'm not lying;
Fam
no aguanto más, te lo prometo I'm telling you, I can't take any more
2. [cargo]
el presidente prometió su cargo ante el rey the president was sworn in before the king
3. [augurar] to promise;
este libro promete ser entretenido this book promises to be entertaining
vi
[tener futuro]
el programa de fiestas promete the programme for the celebrations looks promising;
esto promete this is promising
See also the pronominal verb prometerse
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prometer
v/t promise
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prometer vt
: to promise
prometer vi
: to show promise
See also the reflexive verb prometerse
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prometer vb
1. (asegurar) to promise
prometió no volver a mentir he promised not to lie again
le prometí que dejaría de fumar I promised him I would give up smoking
2. (tener porvenir) to show promise
esta chica promete this girl shows promise

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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