FAQ: JavaScript Promises - What is a Promise?

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I see the words “Fulfilled,” “Settled,” and “Resolved,” but it’s not clear to me if these are interchangeable or if they are describing distinctly different states. Is a Fulfilled Promise Resolved because its state is Settled? Is a Promise Fulfilled because its Resolution is Settled? Promises may be less confusing if you used seemingly interchangeable terms together in a sentence so that their real meanings can be contrasted.

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fulfilled means the promise is able to perform the task,resolved means it returns a value after being fulfilled and settled means the promise has been completed -it can be either fulfilled or rejected but it is now completed…correct me if I am wrong

fulfilled means the promise is now able to perform the task.resolved means the promise is fulfilled and certain value has been returned…settled means the the task has now been finally ended-either with success or failure but has been ended