Roget category 7685. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.8. Conditional intersocial volition
word of honor,
engagement, preengagement — affiance — betroth, betrothal, betrothment.
give a promise
make an engagement,
form an engagement —
enter into an engagement,
enter on an engagement —
take upon oneself —
give one's word,
pass one's word,
pledge one's word,
plight one's word,
give one's honor,
pass one's honor,
pledge one's honor,
plight one's honor,
plight troth —
assure, warrant, guarantee — covenant etc. 769 — attest etc. (bear witness) 467.
hold out an expectation — contract an obligation — become bound to, become sponsor for — answer for, be answerable for — secure — give security etc. 771 — underwrite.
adjure, administer an oath, put to one's oath, swear a witness.
under hand and seal,
promised etc. v. — affianced, pledged, bound — committed, compromised — in for it.
as one's head shall answer for.
in for a penny in for a pound —
ex voto [Lat.] —
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