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1 to obligate by prior agreement
  • I would love to go to dinner with you, but I've pledged myself to a play with my parents that night

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2 to leave as a guarantee of repayment of a loan
  • pledged their house against the loan

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3 to make a solemn declaration of intent
  • I pledge that I will abide by all of the rules of this organization

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Synonyms of pledge (Entry 2 of 2)

1 something given or held to assure that the giver will keep a promise
  • I was required to leave my keys as a pledge that I would bring the car back

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2 a person's solemn declaration that he or she will do or not do something
  • made a pledge to quit smoking

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The first known use of pledge was in the 15th century

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“Pledge.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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