Meaning of pledge

Definition of pledge

(noun) a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"
someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
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"
(verb) promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife"
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"
propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor"
bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"

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