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  Definition of pledge
  1. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
  2. a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
  3. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
  4. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"
  5. promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my wife"
  6. bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"
  7. give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor"
  8. propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let''s drink to the New Year"
  9. pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station"
Similar Words: assurance, toast, plight, drink, salute, wassail, subscribe

 

Hyponyms: guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty, plight, troth, vow, pawn, vouch, covenant, collateralize, give, hypothecate

 

Entailments: drink, booze, fuddle

 

Derivational Morphology: plight, promise, assure, toast, drink, salute, wassail, troth, pledger, assurance, toaster, wassailer, salutation, subscription, subscriber, contributor

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 誓言   Dutch: pand  
Finnish: lupaus   French: gage  
German: Pfand   Hungarian: fogadalom  
Italian: giuramento   Japanese: 抵当  
Korean: 서약   Portuguese: promessa  
Russian: залог   Serbian: zavet  
Slovene: zaprisega   Spanish: juramento  
Swedish: underpant   Telugu: ప్రతిజ్ఞ  
 
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