|1.||[ verb ] promise solemnly and formally|
"I pledge that will honor my wife"
|Related terms:||promise guarantee vow covenant covenant plight|
|2.||[ noun ] (food) a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event|
|Related terms:||drink toast|
|3.||[ noun ] (business) a deposit of personal property as security for a debt|
"his saxophone was in pledge"
|Related terms:||security_interest pawn|
|4.||[ noun ] someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group|
|5.||[ verb ] bind or secure by a pledge|
"I was pledged to silence"
|Related terms:||oblige assurance|
|6.||[ verb ] give as a guarantee|
"I pledge my honor"
|Related terms:||consign hypothecate collateralize give|
|7.||[ verb ] propose a toast to|
|Synonyms:||toast salute drink wassail|
"Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's drink to the New Year"
|Related terms:||honor give salute drink|
|8.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||donate subscription|
|9.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||commitment oath guarantee guarantee vow plight|