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pledge

[ plej ]
/ plɛdʒ /
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noun

verb (used with object), pledged, pledg·ing.

verb (used without object), pledged, pledg·ing.

to make or give a pledge: to pledge for someone.
to drink a pledge; toast someone's health, success, etc.

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Idioms for pledge

    take the pledge, to make a solemn, formal vow to abstain from intoxicating drink.

Origin of pledge

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. See plight2

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British Dictionary definitions for pledge

pledge
/ (plɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of pledge

pledgable, adjective

Word Origin for pledge

C14: from Old French plege, from Late Latin plebium gage, security, from plebīre to pledge, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German pflegan to look after, care for
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