[pledʒ] or [plɛdʒ]


(noun.) a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event.

(noun.) someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group.

(noun.) a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; 'his saxophone was in pledge'.

(verb.) promise solemnly and formally; 'I pledge that I will honor my wife'.

(verb.) bind or secure by a pledge; 'I was pledged to silence'.

(verb.) give as a guarantee; 'I pledge my honor'.

(verb.) 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'.

Typed by Hector--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage.

(n.) A hypothecation without transfer of possession.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health.

(n.) To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch.

(n.) To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor.

(n.) To secure performance of, as by a pledge.

(n.) To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.

(n.) 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.

Typed by Doreen

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Pawn, gage, deposit.[2]. Guarantee, security, earnest.[3]. Health (in drinking).

v. a. [1]. Pawn, impawn, plight, hypothecate, put in pledge, deposit as security.[2]. Engage, commit.[3]. Toast, drink to, drink the health of, drink in honor of.

Typed by Debora

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Pawn, hypothecate


SYN:Security, guarantee, warrant, hostage, surety, pawn, earnest

ANT:Word, promise, assurance, parole

Typed by Brandon


n. something given as a security: one who becomes surety for another: a sentiment of goodwill or friendship expressed by drinking together.—v.t. 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.—ns. Pledgee′ the person to whom a thing is pledged; Pledg′er.—Pledge card a card given as a remembrancer to a person who has signed the total abstinence pledge; Pledge cup a cup for drinking pledges.—Hold in pledge to keep as security; Put in pledge to pawn; Take or Sign the pledge to give a written promise to abstain from intoxicating liquor.

Typed by Annette


Editor: Sheldon


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