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English noun: pledge

1. pledge (possession) a deposit of personal property as security for a debt


SamplesHis saxophone was in pledge.


Broader (hypernym)security interest


Narrower (hyponym)pawn

2. pledge (person) someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group


Broader (hypernym)fellow member, member

3. pledge (food) a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event


Synonymstoast


Broader (hypernym)drink

4. pledge (communication) a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something


SamplesAn assurance of help when needed.
Signed a pledge never to reveal the secret.


Synonymsassurance


Broader (hypernym)commitment, dedication


Narrower (hyponym)guarantee, guarantee, plight, troth, vow, warrant, warrantee, warranty


English verb: pledge

1. pledge (communication) promise solemnly and formally


SamplesI pledge that I will honor my wife.


ExamplesThey pledge to move


Synonymsplight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)assure, promise


Narrower (hyponym)covenant, covenant, guarantee, vouch, vow

2. pledge (possession) pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals


SamplesI pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station.


Synonymssubscribe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)donate

3. pledge (consumption) propose a toast to


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


Synonymsdrink, salute, toast, wassail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, reward


Narrower (hyponym)give


Entailbooze, drink, fuddle

4. pledge (communication) give as a guarantee


SamplesI pledge my honor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)charge, consign


Narrower (hyponym)collateralize, give, hypothecate

5. pledge (communication) bind or secure by a pledge


SamplesI was pledged to silence.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)bind, hold, obligate, oblige









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