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Noun pledge has 4 senses
  1. pledge - a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"
    --1 is a kind of
    security interest
    --1 has particulars: pawn
    Derived form: verb pledge4
  2. pledge - someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
    --2 is a kind of
  3. pledge, toast - a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
    --3 is a kind of drink
    Derived form: verb pledge3
  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"
    --4 is a kind of commitment, dedication
    --4 has particulars:
     guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty; guarantee; plight, troth; vow
    Derived forms: verb pledge5, verb pledge1
Verb pledge has 5 senses
  1. pledge, plight - promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my wife"
    --1 is one way to promise, assure
    Derived forms: noun pledger1, noun pledge4
    Sample sentence:
    They pledge to move
  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"
    --2 is one way to donate
    Derived form: noun pledger1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail - propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
    --3 is one way to honor, honour, reward
    Derived form: noun pledge3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. pledge - give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor"
    --4 is one way to
    consign, charge
    Derived form: noun pledge1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. pledge - bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"
    --5 is one way to
    oblige, bind, hold, obligate
    Derived form: noun pledge4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
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