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Definitions of pledge

  1. To give as security or guarantee; put in pawn; to bind by a promise; drink to the health of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To give as security: to engage for by promise: to invite to drink by partaking of the cup first: to drink to the health of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To deposit as security for a loan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To drink the health of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. bind or secure by a pledge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To deposit in pawn or as security; to engage by promise; to drink health to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To warrant; to deposit as security; to engage by promise or declaration; to drink to the health of another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A hypothecation without transfer of possession. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To secure performance of, as by a pledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To invite another to drink, by drinking of the cup first, and then handing it to him, as a pledge of good will; hence, to drink the health of; to toast. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Anything placed as a security or guarantee; a pawn; a drinking of a health as an expression of good will or a promise; an agreement or promise to do or not to do something; a token of good will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. A security: surety. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. PLEDGER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Anything offered as security; solemn promise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. A guaranty for the performance of an act. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The drinking of a health. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Something put in pawn as security; a security; a surety; a security given for the repayment of money or the prosecution of a suit; a drinking to the health of another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. Anything deposited as security; surety; a promise solemnly given; in politics, profession of principles; a warrant given, as one's faith or word; a hostage; a drinking to the health of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pledge

  1. " He must break his pledge – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  2. It is very generous of you, sir, but I could not possibly pledge myself to you or any man. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
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