promettre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French prometre, an early borrowing from Latin promitto, promittere, adapted to or based on French mettre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ.mɛtʁ/
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Verb[edit]

promettre

  1. to promise
    Je te promets que je te rendrai ton argent avant dimanche.I promise I'll give you your money back before Sunday.
    J'ai promis à mon père de ne rien dire à ma mère.I promised my dad not to tell my mom.
  2. (intransitive) to be promising, to be hopeful.
    C'est une athlète qui promet.She is a promising athlete.
    Ça promet !That bodes well!

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated like mettre. That means it is conjugated like battre except that its past participle is promis, not *promettu, and its past historic and imperfect subjunctive are formed with promi-, not *prometti-.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French prometre, an early borrowing from Latin prōmittō, prōmittere (send forth; promise).

Verb[edit]

promettre

  1. (Jersey) to promise