1. [ verb ] promise solemnly and formally
Synonyms: plight

"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
Synonyms: toast
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
Related terms: member
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
Synonyms: subscribe

"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
Synonyms: assurance

: "an assurance of help when needed" "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

Related terms: commitment oath guarantee guarantee vow plight
Similar spelling:   pledger