Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pledge

4 senses of pledge

Sense 1
pledge -- (a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge")
       => security interest -- (any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation)

Sense 2
pledge -- (someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group)
       => member, fellow member -- (one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family")

Sense 3
pledge, toast -- (a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event)
       => drink -- (a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner")

Sense 4
assurance, pledge -- (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")
       => commitment, dedication -- (a message that makes a pledge)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pledge

5 senses of pledge

Sense 1
pledge, plight -- (promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife")
       => promise, assure -- (make a promise or commitment)

Sense 2
pledge, subscribe -- (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")
       => donate -- (give to a charity or good cause; "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake"; "donate money to the orphanage"; "She donates to her favorite charity every month")

Sense 3
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail -- (propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year")
       => honor, honour, reward -- (bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action")

Sense 4
pledge -- (give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor")
       => consign, charge -- (give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage")

Sense 5
pledge -- (bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence")
       => oblige, bind, hold, obligate -- (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise")

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