For example, if I said, I promise I will do something. Is there a word for me? Promise giver?

Is there a one word noun for this?

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    Vower; , and also in legalese promisor/promissor – P. O. May 11 '15 at 17:29
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    You are "sworn". – Hot Licks May 11 '15 at 22:17

Promiser seems to be a valid word:


Noun 1. promiser - a person who makes a promise

Additionally, the word promisor means the same thing in a legal context:


PROMISOR. One who makes a promise.

  • Is this an actual word? It didn't come up in a lot of dictionaries. Is there not a more elegant word for it? Not to say promiser isn't elegant, I was hoping for something different – Huangism May 11 '15 at 16:46
  • I also found 'promisor', which is used for legal circumstances – Evan M May 11 '15 at 16:53

a pledger seems to be what you're after:

Example from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/pledge :

‘Even so, the local authority would be aware of the statistics of the American programme, from whence they get their inspiration, and its 88 per cent failure rate amongst pledgers.’


You could say that if you are a promise-giver you are avowed.

(As the avower you are sworn)


  • Hello, PCARR. This is potentially a very solid answer, but at the moment it lacks the reinforcement of a cited dictionary definition or other reference-work corroboration. Please consider adding something of the sort to your answer. – Sven Yargs May 12 '15 at 7:46

Another possibility is guarantor.

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