Definitions of pledge

  1. 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"
  2. propose a toast to; " Let us toast the birthday girl!"; " Let's drink to the New Year"
  3. pay ( an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, esp. at regular intervals; " I pledged $ 10 a month to my favorite radio station"
  4. a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
  5. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
  6. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; " his saxophone was in pledge"
  7. bind or secure by a pledge
  8. promise solemnly and formally; " I pledge that will honor my wife"
  9. bind or secure by a pledge; " I was pledged to silence"
  10. 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"
  11. To promise.
  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.
  13. A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage.
  14. A hypothecation without transfer of possession.
  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.
  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.
  17. A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health.
  18. To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch.
  19. To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor.
  20. To secure performance of, as by a pledge.
  21. To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.
  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.
  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.
  24. To give as security or guarantee; put in pawn; to bind by a promise; drink to the health of.
  25. A security: surety.
  26. 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.
  27. PLEDGER.
  28. Anything offered as security; solemn promise.
  29. To give as security; engage by promise; drink to the health of.
  30. To deposit as security for a loan.
  31. To drink the health of.
  32. A guaranty for the performance of an act.
  33. A promise.
  34. The drinking of a health.
  35. 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.
  36. To deposit in pawn or as security; to engage by promise; to drink health to.
  37. 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.
  38. To warrant; to deposit as security; to engage by promise or declaration; to drink to the health of another.

Antonyms for pledge

call off, cancel, rescind, revoke, cry off, abort.

Quotes of pledge

  1. It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge. – Charles Babbage
  2. How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U. S, President? – James Bovard
  3. I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city- for one Chicago. – Jane Byrne
  4. The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan. – Nancy Cartwright
  5. We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels of the Republican Party which have made political capital out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo. – Emanuel Celler
  6. Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness? – Sean Hannity
  7. Let us make a pledge now to help Fiji through this very important next stage of its journey. We can do this by promising to be patient, calm and tolerant and by respecting the views of others, even if we disagree with them. – Josefa Iloilo
  8. In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all. – Patrick J. Kennedy
  9. The Pledge of Allegiance reflects the truth that faith in God has played a significant role in America since the days of the founding of our country. – Randy Neugebauer
  10. I can make a firm pledge under my plan, no family making less than $250, 000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. – Barack Obama
  11. To the families of special needs children all across this country I have a message for you: for years you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to you that if we're elected, you will have a friend, an advocate, in The White House. – Sarah Palin
  12. I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe. – Dan Quayle
  13. The Pledge of Allegiance says, "liberty and justice for all". – Patricia Schroeder
  14. Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. – Sophocles

Usage examples for pledge

  1. " He must break his pledge – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  2. I kep' my pledge ter yer, though. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  3. Can't you get him to take the pledge Mary? – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  4. I made a pledge to be no more a Romany and I will keep it; yet you and all Romany people are dear to me because through long generations the Druses have been of you. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  5. Such love I pledge you, John Darrell. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  6. Then will they pledge to you their lives and property as far as they can. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  7. But don't pledge yourself, and don't count upon my promise or my money, until you hear again. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. Take back your pledge ye come too late! – Poems by Frances E. W. Harper
  9. Each book, if we could pledge our honor as gentlemen that we had read it, counted us five in examination. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  10. And each must hold the other to his pledge – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. I am not taking it, but I am taking a pledge to return the compliment to you if ever I get the chance." – You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  12. 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
  13. That needn't pledge her." – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  14. One more of her day dreams was realized: she had given to the man she loved with all her heart her first kiss- and with it, on her part, the unspoken pledge of herself. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  15. I won't pledge myself for more, I assure you. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  16. I pledge my word for it.... – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  17. Only the rose lay in his hand,- her parting gift, and perhaps her parting pledge – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  18. Our lips may feel the goblet's edge And taste the loving cup we pledge – Poems by Arthur Macy
  19. No, I'll deal with you plainly- but I rely on your pledge – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  20. For the performance of this take whatever pledge you please. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius

Rhymes for pledge