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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
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Promiser seems to be a valid word:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Promiser

Noun 1. promiser - a person who makes a promise

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

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/promisor

PROMISOR. One who makes a promise.

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  • 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
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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.’

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

(As the avower you are sworn)

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/

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  • 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
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Another possibility is guarantor.

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