Associations to the word «Pledge»

Wiktionary

PLEDGE, verb. To make a solemn promise (to do something).
PLEDGE, verb. To deposit something as a security; to pawn.
PLEDGE, verb. (transitive) To give assurance of friendship by the act of drinking; to drink to one's health.
PLEDGE, noun. A solemn promise to do something.
PLEDGE, noun. Something given by a person who is borrowing money etc to the person he has borrowed it from, to be kept until the money etc is returned.
PLEDGE, noun. A person who has taken a pledge of allegiance to a college fraternity, but not yet formally approved.
PLEDGE, noun. A security to guarantee payment of a debt.
PLEDGE, noun. A drinking toast.
PLEDGE, noun. (with the) A promise to abstain from drinking alcohol.

Dictionary definition

PLEDGE, noun. A deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge".
PLEDGE, noun. Someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group.
PLEDGE, noun. A drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event.
PLEDGE, noun. 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".
PLEDGE, verb. Promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife".
PLEDGE, verb. 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".
PLEDGE, verb. Propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year".
PLEDGE, verb. Give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor".
PLEDGE, verb. Bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence".

Wise words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?
Dhammapada