New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: promised · promisee · premise · atomise · bromide · bromine · profile · profuse · promote · propose
  • EN > GA
  • GA > EN

promise

1. verb commit yourself to sth 2. verb forecast, bode etc3. noun commitment4. noun prospect or hope5. noun potential for success
phrases
1 verb commit yourself to sth
TRANSITIVEgeall verb  c m uI can't promise anything ní thig liom aon rud a ghealladh, ní fhéadfainn gealltanas ar bith a thabhairtshe promised him a bicycle for his birthday gheall sí rothar dó dá lá breithehe promised us he'd help gheall sé dúinn go gcuideodh sé linn, thug sé gealltanas dúinn go dtabharfadh sé cúnamhpromise me you won't say a thing an ngeallfaidh tú dom nach ndéarfaidh tú dada?, an dtabharfaidh tú d'fhocal dom nach ndéarfaidh tú a dhath? she's promised to Brian tá sí geallta do Bhrian, tá lámh agus focal idir í féin agus Brian, tá sí féin agus Brian idir dáil agus pósadh if the food had arrived, as promised dá dtiocfadh an bia, mar a gealladh; dá dtiocfadh an bia, mar a tugadh le fiosI promised myself that I'd get to the Olympics gheall mé dom féin go mbeinn ag na Cluichí Oilimpeacha
INTRANSITIVEgeall verb  c m ushe did as she promised rinne sí mar a gheall sí, rinne sí beart de réir a briathairI can't promise but I'll do my best ní féidir liom aon rud a ghealladh ach déanfaidh mé mo dhícheall
2 verb forecast, bode etc
TRANSITIVEsnow is promised for next week tá sneachta geallta don tseachtain seo chugainn, tá sneachta tuartha don tseachtain seo chugainnthey're promising rain for tomorrow tá siad ag tuar go mbeidh báisteach ann amárachthis promises to be very difficult tá an chosúlacht air seo go mbeidh sé an-deacairit promises to be a great day tá an chuma air go mbeidh sé ina lá mór, dealraíonn sé gur lá mór a bheidh ann
INTRANSITIVEthis doesn't promise well níl cuma mhaith air seo, níl sé seo ag breathnú go maiththe potatoes are promising well this year tá an-chosúlacht ar na prátaí i mbliana
Show full entry 
3 noun commitmentgealltanas masc1  c m uis that a promise? an gealltanas é sin?promise of marriage gealltanas póstaunder a promise of secrecy faoi mhóid rúin, faoi ghealltanas rúndachta to make promises to sb gealltanais a thabhairt do dhuinehe made a promise to return thug sé gealltanas go bhfillfeadh sé, gheall sé go bhfillfeadh sé to break your promise do ghealltanas a bhriseadh, d'fhocal a bhriseadh, dul siar ar d'fhocal to keep your promise (also to honour your promise) do ghealltanas a chomhlíonadh, cur le d'fhocalI held her to her promise thug mé uirthi cur lena gealltanas, thug mé uirthi cur lena focal, thug mé uirthi seasamh lena gealltanas 4 noun prospect or hopeit'll be warm with a real promise of sunshine beidh sé te agus an-seans ann go mbeidh sé grianmhar, beidh sé te agus an-chosúlacht air go mbeidh sé grianmharit holds out a promise of peace tugann sé dóchas go mbeidh síocháin annit was the promise of freedom that inspired them an tsúil a bhí acu le saoirse a spreag iad 5 noun potential for successgealladh masc  c m ushe was an athlete of great promise ba lúthchleasaí í a raibh an-ghealladh fúithi, ba lúthchleasaí í a gheall cuid mhór
phrases

I promise

(also

I promise you

) I won't tell him, I promise ní inseoidh mé dó, geallaim duit; ní inseoidh mé dó, ar m'fhocal

promises, promises

ironic tá an chaint saorall we get from them are promises, promises ní fhaighimid uathu ach gealltanais agus tuilleadh gealltanas, ní fhaighimid uathu ach gealltanais agus droch-chur leo

to promise sb the earth

(also

to promise sb the moon

, to promise the earth

) he'd promise you the earth! gheallfadh sé grian agus gealach duit!, chuirfeadh sé cosa crainn faoi na cearca!

to promise sb the sun, moon and stars

they promised us the sun, moon and stars! gheall siad an ghealach gheal agus an ghrian dúinn!, gheall siad na hoirc agus na hairc dúinn!, líon siad na cluasa againn!

Phrases and Examples in other entries