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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prom·ise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promised p. pr. & vb. n. Promising.]
 1. 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. “To promise aid.”
 2. To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.
 3. 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.
 Promised land. See Land of promise, under Land.
 To promise one's self. (a) To resolve; to determine; to vow. (b) To be assured; to have strong confidence.
    I dare promise myself you will attest the truth of all I have advanced.   --Rambler.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : assured by (usually) spoken agreement; "the promised toy";
            "the promised land"