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 for To promise one''s self
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Promise \Prom"ise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promised; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Promising.]
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     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." --Shak.
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     2. To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of;
        as, the clouds promise rain. --Milton.
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     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.
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     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.
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                  I dare promise myself you will attest the truth
                  of all I have advanced.           --Rambler.
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