pledge

[plˈɛd͡ʒ], [plˈɛd‍ʒ], [p_l_ˈɛ_dʒ]

Definitions of pledge:

  1.   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.
  2.   PLEDGER. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   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.
  4.   To give as security; engage by promise; drink to the health of. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   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.
  6.   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.
  7.   To promise. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   Anything offered as security; solemn promise. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   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.
  10.   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.
  11.   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.
  12.   A security: surety. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for pledge:

  1. 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
  2. In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all. – Patrick J. Kennedy
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Pledge of Allegiance says, "liberty and justice for all". – Patricia Schroeder

Usage examples for pledge:

  1. 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
  2. “ I won't pledge myself for more, I assure you. ” – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  3. “ 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
  4. “ No, I'll deal with you plainly- but I rely on your pledge – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  5. 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
  6. “ 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
  7. And each must hold the other to his pledge – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  8. That needn't pledge her." ” – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  9. Such love I pledge you, John Darrell. ” – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  10. Our lips may feel the goblet's edge And taste the loving cup we pledge – Poems by Arthur Macy

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