Thesaurus

pledges

verb
present tense third-person singular of pledge

Synonyms & Antonyms of pledges

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Synonyms for pledges

Words Related to pledges

Near Antonyms for pledges

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

Synonyms for pledges

Words Related to pledges

Near Antonyms for pledges

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

Synonyms for pledges

Words Related to pledges

Phrases Synonymous with pledges

pledges

noun
plural of pledge

Synonyms of pledges (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

Synonyms for pledges

Words Related to pledges

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

Synonyms for pledges

Words Related to pledges

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pledges

Cite this Entry

“Pledges.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pledges. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on pledges

Nglish: Translation of pledges for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of pledges for Arabic Speakers

Comments on pledges

What made you want to look up pledges? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!