pledge

[plˈɛd͡ʒ], [plˈɛd‍ʒ], [p_l_ˈɛ_dʒ]

Antonyms for pledge:

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


Definitions of pledge:

  1.   bind or secure by a pledge; " I was pledged to silence" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   propose a toast to; " Let us toast the birthday girl!"; " Let's drink to the New Year" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5.   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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6.   A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10.   To promise. – Newage Dictionary DB
  11.   A hypothecation without transfer of possession. – Newage Dictionary DB
  12.   A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   The drinking of a health. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16.   To secure performance of, as by a pledge. – Newage Dictionary DB
  17.   a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; " his saxophone was in pledge" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18.   To drink the health of. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19.   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" – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20.   promise solemnly and formally; " I pledge that will honor my wife" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21.   To deposit in pawn or as security; to engage by promise; to drink health to. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22.   To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch. – Newage Dictionary DB
  23.   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. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24.   To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self. – Newage Dictionary DB
  25.   To warrant; to deposit as security; to engage by promise or declaration; to drink to the health of another. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26.   PLEDGER. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27.   bind or secure by a pledge – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28.   Anything offered as security; solemn promise. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  30.   A promise. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31.   To give as security or guarantee; put in pawn; to bind by a promise; drink to the health of. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32.   To deposit as security for a loan. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33.   someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34.   To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor. – Newage Dictionary DB
  35.   To give as security; engage by promise; drink to the health of. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36.   A security: surety. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37.   a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38.   A guaranty for the performance of an act. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Quotes for 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. That needn't pledge her." ” – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  2. And each must hold the other to his pledge – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  3. “ I kep' my pledge ter yer, though. ” – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  4. “ No, I'll deal with you plainly- but I rely on your pledge – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  5. 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
  6. Take back your pledge ye come too late! ” – Poems by Frances E. W. Harper
  7. Only the rose lay in his hand,- her parting gift, and perhaps her parting pledge – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  8. 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
  9. “ 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
  10. “ 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
  11. “ I won't pledge myself for more, I assure you. ” – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Such love I pledge you, John Darrell. ” – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  15. Can't you get him to take the pledge Mary? ” – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  16. “ " He must break his pledge – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  17. “ For the performance of this take whatever pledge you please. ” – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  18. Our lips may feel the goblet's edge And taste the loving cup we pledge – Poems by Arthur Macy
  19. “ I pledge my word for it.... ” – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  20. 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

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