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Dictionary definition for: Pledge

1. (n) a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"

2. (v) promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my wife"

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

4. (v) 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"

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

6. (v) propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let''s drink to the New Year"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor"

9. (v) bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"

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