1. 1〔相手に実行を誓うこと,その誓い〕 ((make)) a promise;〔協約〕 ((enter into)) an agreement;〔誓った言葉〕one's word

    約束する promise (((a person) to do));give one's word ((to a person))

    • 堅い約束
    • a solemn promise
    • 口先だけの約束
    • an insincere promise
    • 口約束
    • a verbal agreement
    • 彼はよく約束を守る人だ
    • He is a man of his word.
    • 約束を守る
    • keep one's promise [word]
    • 約束を果たしましたか
    • Did you carry out your promise?/Did you do as you promised?
    • 彼は約束を破らなかった
    • He did not break his promise./He kept his word [promise].
    • 会社との約束を破った[取り消した]
    • They broke [canceled/broke off] their agreement with the company.
    • それでは約束が違う
    • That was not our agreement!/That's not what we agreed to!
    • 動物園に連れて行ってやると子供に約束した
    • I promised my son 「to take [that I would take] him to the zoo.
    • 彼は誕生日の贈り物にカメラをくれると約束した
    • He promised (to give) me a camera as a birthday present.
    • 彼は約束通り2時に到着した
    • True to his word, he arrived at two.
    • 他言しないと約束するなら秘密を打ち明けよう
    • I will tell you the secret if you promise to keep it to yourself.
    • 彼女は医者と結婚を約束している
    • She is engaged to marry a doctor.
  1. 2〔人と会う取り決め〕an appointment, an engagement;〔特に異性との〕a date

    約束する make an appointment [engagement] ((with))

    • 彼と会う約束がある
    • I have an appointment to see him.
    • 約束どおり彼の家を尋ねた
    • I called at his house as we had agreed.
    • 約束の日[時間]に彼の事務所へ行った
    • I went to his office 「on the appointed day [at the appointed time].
    • 今日はいろいろな約束で時間がふさがっている
    • Today all my time is taken up with various engagements.
    • 日曜日にデートの約束をした
    • They made a date for Sunday.
  1. 3〔取り引き〕 ((make)) a deal, a bargain;〔合意〕an agreement;〔契約〕a contract
    • 約束を守る
    • abide by an agreement
    • 私たちはマンションを借りる約束をした
    • We have signed a contract to rent an apartment.
    • 技術協力の約束をした
    • They agreed to a technical tie-up.
    • よし,約束だ
    • OK. It's a deal [bargain].
  1. 4〔規則,しきたり〕
    • 舞台の約束
    • stage conventions
    • 私たちの会には守るべき約束がある
    • Our association has some rules which must be observed.
  1. 5〔因縁,運命,予定〕
    • 困苦は人生の約束である
    • Mankind is predestined to suffer./It is man's lot to suffer.
    • 彼には有望な将来[教授のいす]が約束されている
    • 「A great future [A professor's chair] is 「waiting for [assured] him.