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pledge

noun

1 pledge

A deposit of personal property as security for a debt.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more



2 pledge

Someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group.

3 pledge

A drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event.

synonym: toast.

Polish: toast

4 pledge

A binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something:
— Signed a pledge never to reveal the secret.

synonym: assurance.

Roget 768: promise, undertaking, word, troth, plight, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow; oath etc. (affirmation) 535; ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Polish: upewnienie, zapewnienie

verb

1 pledge

Promise solemnly and formally:
— I pledge that I will honor my wife.

synonym: plight.

Dutch: plechtig beloven

2 pledge

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.

synonym: subscribe.

3 pledge

Propose a toast to.

synonyms: drink, salute, toast, wassail.

Roget 883: celebrate keep, signalize, do honor to, commemorate, solemnize, hallow, mark with a red letter.    pledge, drink to, toast, hob and nob.    inaugurate, install, ... show more

Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more

Dutch: aanstoten, klinken, proosten, toasten, toosten

4 pledge

Give as a guarantee.

5 pledge

Bind or secure by a pledge.


Moby thesaurus: Bible oath, Greek, accounts payable, accounts receivable, affiliate, agree, amount due, associate, assurance, assure, avouch, avouchment, avow, bad debts, bail, belonger, bib, bill, bills, bind ... show more.

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