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Definition 1: a solemn pledge of fidelity - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for plight in the sense of this definition

(plight is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one - [noun denoting state]

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

  • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
  • the woeful plight of homeless people

Synonyms for plight in the sense of this definition

(plight is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

(... is a kind of plight ) a cause for feeling concern

"his major care was the illness of his wife"

(... is a kind of plight ) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

"his lying got him into a tight corner"

(... is a kind of plight ) a dangerous or distressing predicament

"his views on race got him into political hot water"

Definition 3: promise solemnly and formally - [verb of communication]

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

  • I pledge that I will honor my wife

Synonyms for plight in the sense of this definition

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

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

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

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

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

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

Definition 4: give to in marriage - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for plight in the sense of this definition

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

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

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