"promised" in the verb sense
1. promise, assure
make a promise or commitment
promise to undertake or give
"I promise you my best effort"
3. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise
make a prediction about tell in advance
"Call the outcome of an election"
give grounds for expectations
"The new results were promising"
"The results promised fame and glory"
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