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pledge

pledge

 
pronunciation:
plej
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a serious promise; vow.
She made a pledge to keep her friend's secret.
synonyms:
oath, promise
similar words:
assurance, commission, guarantee, word
definition 2: an amount of money promised as a gift to a group in need.
Many people gave pledges of money for the families who were affected by the fire.
similar words:
donation, offering
definition 3: something given to make sure that an agreement is met.
I gave the store five dollars as a pledge that I would return to buy the coat.
synonyms:
guarantee
similar words:
boil
definition 4: a person allowed into a private club or group but not yet having the full rights of members.
He is a pledge in a group at his college.
similar words:
candidate
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pledged, pledges, pledging
definition 1: to hold by a serious promise.
He pledged her to secrecy.
similar words:
bind, commit, guarantee, obligate, oblige
definition 2: to promise or affirm.
He pledged his aid to the cause.She pledged to take complete care of the puppy.
 
synonyms:
assure, guarantee, promise, vow
similar words:
insure
definition 3: to give as a pledge.
He pledged his coin collection to his sister so that she would lend him the money for a bike.
similar words:
bail out, finance, guarantee, risk
derivations: pledgeable (adj.), pledger (n.)
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