Definitions for pledge

Definitions for (noun) pledge

Main entry: pledge, assurance

Definition: a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

Usage: an assurance of help when needed; signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

Main entry: pledge, toast

Definition: a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

Main entry: pledge

Definition: someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group

Main entry: pledge

Definition: a deposit of personal property as security for a debt

Usage: his saxophone was in pledge

Definitions for (verb) pledge

Main entry: pledge, plight

Definition: promise solemnly and formally

Usage: I pledge that I will honor my wife

Main entry: pledge

Definition: bind or secure by a pledge

Usage: I was pledged to silence

Main entry: pledge

Definition: give as a guarantee

Usage: I pledge my honor

Main entry: wassail, salute, drink, toast, pledge

Definition: propose a toast to

Usage: Let us toast the birthday girl!; Let's drink to the New Year

Main entry: subscribe, pledge

Definition: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

Usage: I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station

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