versprechen

(ver verb)

Meanings

1.
to promise
(always has to have at LEAST a direct object. So "Ich verspreche" by itself is wrong. You need to say "es" or something.)
2.
to expect/have hope something from [X]
("sich (dative) etwas von [X] versprechen")
3.
to misspeak, to make a slip of the tongue
("sich (accusative) versprechen")

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