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Meaning & Definition of Pledge in English

English

Pledge

/plɛʤ/

noun

1. A deposit of personal property as security for a debt

  • "His saxophone was in pledge"
    synonym:
  • pledge

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

    synonym:
  • pledge

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

    synonym:
  • pledge
  • ,
  • toast

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • assurance
  • ,
  • pledge

verb

1. Promise solemnly and formally

  • "I pledge that i will honor my wife"
    synonym:
  • pledge
  • ,
  • plight

2. 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:
  • pledge
  • ,
  • subscribe

3. Propose a toast to

  • "Let us toast the birthday girl!"
  • "Let's drink to the new year"
    synonym:
  • toast
  • ,
  • drink
  • ,
  • pledge
  • ,
  • salute
  • ,
  • wassail

4. Give as a guarantee

  • "I pledge my honor"
    synonym:
  • pledge

5. Bind or secure by a pledge

  • "I was pledged to silence"
    synonym:
  • pledge