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Word of the Day - Pledge

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

How to Pronounce Pledge
How to Pronounce Pledge

Pledge - p l eh jh

To commit to or to take a solemn promise

I pledge my allegiance to you

Definition noun

a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something

something delivered as security for the payment of a debt or fulfilment of a promise, and subject to forfeiture on failure to pay or fulfil the promise.

verb (used with object)

to bind by or as if by a pledge

to promise solemnly

verb (used without object)

to make or give a pledge

to drink a pledge; toast someone's health, success, etc.

Synonyms for pledge on

agreement, assurance, guarantee, oath, promise, vow, word, covenant, health, toast, undertaking, warrant

Dictionary Entries near pledge

plecopteran, plectognath, plectron, plectrum, pled, pledge, pledged delegate, pledgee, Pledge of Allegiance, pledget, pledgor

First known use

1275–1325; Middle English plege<Anglo-French <early Medieval Latin plevium,plebium, derivative of plebīre to pledge <Germanic; compare Old English plēon to risk, German pflegen to look after.

Word of the Day - Pledge
Word of the Day - Pledge

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