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Ignore vs. Promise

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Ignoreverb

To deliberately not listen or pay attention to.

Promisenoun

(countable) an oath or affirmation; a vow

‘if I make a promise, I always stick to it;’; ‘he broke his promise’;

Ignoreverb

To pretend to not notice someone or something.

Promisenoun

(countable) a transaction between two persons whereby the first person undertakes in the future to render some service or gift to the second person or devotes something valuable now and here to his use

Ignoreverb

(obsolete) Fail to notice.

Promisenoun

(uncountable) reason to expect improvement or success; potential

‘She shows great promise as an actress.’;

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Ignoreverb

(obsolete) Not to know.

Promisenoun

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Ignoreverb

To be ignorant of or not acquainted with.

‘Philosophy would solidly be established, if men would more carefully distinguish those things that they know from those that they ignore.’;

Promisenoun

bestowal or fulfillment of what is promised

Ignoreverb

To throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; - said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for lack of evidence. See Ignoramus.

Promiseverb

(transitive) to commit to something or action; to make an oath; make a vow

‘If you promise not to tell anyone, I will let you have this cake for free.’; ‘He promised to never return to this town again.’; ‘She promised me a big kiss if I would drive her to the airport.’; ‘I can't promise success, but I'll do the best I can.’;

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Ignoreverb

Hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person.

‘Ignoring Italy under our feet,And seeing things before, behind.’;

Promiseverb

(intransitive) to give grounds for expectation, especially of something good

‘The clouds promise rain.’;

Ignoreverb

refuse to acknowledge;

‘She cut him dead at the meeting’;

Promiseadjective

In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.

‘For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.’;

Ignoreverb

bar from attention or consideration;

‘She dismissed his advances’;

Promiseadjective

An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding duty of the party to whom it is made.

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Ignoreverb

fail to notice

Promiseadjective

That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise.

‘My native country was full of youthful promise.’;

Ignoreverb

give little or no attention to;

‘Disregard the errors’;

Promiseadjective

Bestowal, fulfillment, or grant of what is promised.

‘He . . . commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father.’;

Ignoreverb

be ignorant of or in the dark about

Promiseverb

To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.

Promiseverb

To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.

Promiseverb

To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward.

‘I dare promise myself you will attest the truth of all I have advanced.’;

Promiseverb

To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration.

Promiseverb

To afford hopes or expectation; to give ground to expect good; rarely, to give reason to expect evil.

‘Will not the ladies be afeard of the lion?I fear it, I promise you.’;

Promisenoun

a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

Promisenoun

grounds for feeling hopeful about the future;

‘there is little or no promise that he will recover’;

Promiseverb

make a promise or commitment

Promiseverb

promise to undertake or give;

‘I promise you my best effort’;

Promiseverb

make a prediction about; tell in advance;

‘Call the outcome of an election’;

Promiseverb

give grounds for expectations;

‘The new results were promising’; ‘The results promised fame and glory’;

Promisenoun

a declaration or assurance that one will do something or that a particular thing will happen

‘I did not keep my promise to go home early’; ‘what happened to all those firm promises of support?’;

Promisenoun

an indication that something is likely to occur

‘dawn came with the promise of fine weather’;

Promisenoun

the quality of potential excellence

‘he showed great promise even as a junior officer’;

Promiseverb

assure someone that one will definitely do something or that something will happen

‘she made him promise that he wouldn't do it again’; ‘he promised to forward my mail’; ‘he promised her the job’; ‘‘I'll bring it straight back,’ she promised’;

Promiseverb

pledge (someone, especially a woman) to marry someone else; betroth

‘I've been promised to him for years’;

Promiseverb

give good grounds for expecting (a particular occurrence)

‘it promised to be a night that all would remember’; ‘forthcoming concerts promise a feast of music’;

Promiseverb

announce (something) as being expected to happen

‘we're promised more winter weather tonight’; ‘forecasters were promising a record snowfall in Boston’;

Promiseverb

contemplate the pleasant expectation of

‘he tidied up the sitting room, promising himself an early night’;

Promise

A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something. As a noun promise means a declaration assuring that one will or will not do something.

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