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Definition 1: a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an assurance of help when needed
  • signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

Synonyms for pledge in the sense of this definition

(pledge is a kind of ...) a message that makes a pledge

(... is a kind of pledge ) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

(... is a kind of pledge ) an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true

"there is no guarantee that they are not lying"

(... is a kind of pledge ) a solemn pledge of fidelity

(... is a kind of pledge ) a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner

"they took vows of poverty"

Definition 2: a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for pledge in the sense of this definition

(pledge is a kind of ...) a single serving of a beverage

"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"

Definition 3: someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group - [noun denoting person]

(pledge is a kind of ...) one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

"only members will be admitted" "a member of the faculty" "she was introduced to all the members of his family"

Definition 4: a deposit of personal property as security for a debt - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his saxophone was in pledge

(pledge is a kind of ...) any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation

(... is a kind of pledge ) an article deposited as security

Definition 5: promise solemnly and formally - [verb of communication]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I pledge that I will honor my wife

Synonyms for pledge in the sense of this definition

(pledge is a kind of ...) make a promise or commitment

(... is a kind of pledge ) make a vow; promise

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

(... is a kind of pledge ) give surety or assume responsibility

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

(... is a kind of pledge ) enter into a covenant or formal agreement

"They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver" "The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world"

(... is a kind of pledge ) enter into a covenant

Definition 6: bind or secure by a pledge - [verb of communication]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was pledged to silence

(pledge is a kind of ...) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

"He's held by a contract" "I'll hold you by your promise"

Definition 7: give as a guarantee - [verb of communication]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I pledge my honor

(pledge is a kind of ...) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(... is a kind of pledge ) pledge as a collateral

"The loan was collateralized by government bonds"

(... is a kind of pledge ) offer in good faith

"He gave her his word"

(... is a kind of pledge ) pledge without delivery or title of possession

Definition 8: propose a toast to - [verb of consumption]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let us toast the birthday girl!
  • Let's drink to the New Year

Synonyms for pledge in the sense of this definition

(pledge is a kind of ...) bestow honor or rewards upon

"Today we honor our soldiers" "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

(... is a kind of pledge ) propose

"He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"

(pledge implies ...) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

Definition 9: pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals - [verb of possession]

Samples where pledge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station

Synonyms for pledge in the sense of this definition

(pledge is a kind of ...) give to a charity or good cause

"I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake" "donate money to the orphanage" "She donates to her favorite charity every month"

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