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Synonyms of promising

Verb


1. promise, assure, declare

usage: make a promise or commitment

2. promise, declare

usage: promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort"

3. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise, guess, venture, pretend, hazard

usage: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

4. promise, be

usage: give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory"

Adjective


1. promising, likely (vs. unlikely)

usage: showing possibility of achievement or excellence; "a promising young man"

2. bright, hopeful, promising, auspicious (vs. inauspicious)

usage: full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

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