To promise is to give your word about something or guarantee that you will do whatever you are saying you will do.
implies a waiting for, or a being ready for, a person or thing a hearty welcome awaits you
implies a desire for something, accompanied by some confidence in the belief that it can be realized to hope for a raise
implies a considerable degree of confidence that a particular event will happen to expect guests for dinner
implies a looking forward to something with a foretaste of the pleasure or distress it promises, or a realizing of something in advance, and a taking of steps to meet it anticipating her visit, to anticipate trouble
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