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Verb: pledge  plej
  1. Promise solemnly and formally
    "I pledge that I will honour my wife";
    - plight
  2. Pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals
    "I pledged $10 a month to my favourite radio station";
    - subscribe
  3. Propose a toast to
    "Let us pledge the birthday girl!";
    - toast, drink, salute, wassail [archaic]
  4. Give as a guarantee
    "I pledge my honour"
  5. Bind or secure by a pledge
    "I was pledged to silence"
Noun: pledge  plej
  1. A deposit of personal property as security for a debt
    "his saxophone was in pledge"
  2. Someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
  3. A drink in honour of or to the health of a person or event
    - toast
  4. A binding commitment to do, give or refrain from something
    "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret";
    - assurance

Derived forms: pledges, pledged, pledging

Type of: assure, bind, charge, commitment, consign, dedication, donate, drink, fellow member, fete, fĂȘte, hold, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], member, obligate, oblige, promise, reward, security interest

Encyclopedia: Pledge