Definitions of pledge

  1. To give as security or guarantee; put in pawn; to bind by a promise; drink to the health of.
  2. 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.
  3. To deposit as security for a loan.
  4. To drink the health of.
  5. bind or secure by a pledge
  6. To deposit in pawn or as security; to engage by promise; to drink health to.
  7. To warrant; to deposit as security; to engage by promise or declaration; to drink to the health of another.
  8. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
  9. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; " his saxophone was in pledge"
  10. bind or secure by a pledge; " I was pledged to silence"
  11. 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"
  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. A security: surety.
  25. PLEDGER.
  26. Anything offered as security; solemn promise.
  27. A guaranty for the performance of an act.
  28. A promise.
  29. The drinking of a health.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
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