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.)
  2. (intransitive) to be promising, to be hopeful.
    C'est une athlète qui promet. (She is a promising athlete.)

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