Pledge - p l eh jh
To commit to or to take a solemn promise
I pledge my allegiance to you
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.
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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.