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1. A solemn binding promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something: signed a pledge never to reveal the secret; a pledge of money to a charity.
a. Something given or held as security to guarantee payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation.
b. The condition of something thus given or held: put an article in pledge.
3. Law
a. Delivery of goods or personal property as security for a debt or obligation: a loan requiring a pledge of property.
b. The contract or transaction stipulating or involving such delivery.
4. A token or sign: "fair pledges of a fruitful tree" (Robert Herrick).
5. A person who has been accepted for membership in a fraternity or similar organization and has promised to join but has not yet been initiated.
6. A vow to abstain from alcoholic liquor: ex-drinkers who have taken the pledge.
7. Archaic The act of drinking in honor of someone; a toast.
v. pledged, pledg·ing, pledg·es
1. To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise: pledge loyalty to a nation; pledge that the duties of the office will be fulfilled. See Synonyms at promise.
2. To bind or secure by a pledge or promise: pledged themselves to the cause. See Synonyms at devote.
3. To deposit as security; pawn.
a. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
b. To accept as a prospective member of such an organization.
5. Archaic To drink a toast to.
1. To make a solemn binding promise; swear.
2. Archaic To drink a toast.

[Middle English, from Old French plege, probably from Late Latin plevium, a security, of Germanic origin; see dlegh- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.pledged - bound by or as if by an oath; "according to an early tradition became his sworn brother"; "sworn enemies"
committed - bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude; "committed church members"; "a committed Marxist"
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References in classic literature ?
"Men who have been my intimate associates for many years, and whose friendship was dear to me, cross the road to avoid: meeting me, day by day I am besieged with visitors and letters from the suffering people to whom my word had been pledged, imploring me for some explanation, for one word of denial.
If you are not absolutely pledged to Philip, we are neither of us bound."
After the customary questions, whether they desired to enter upon matrimony, and whether they were pledged to anyone else, and their answers, which sounded strange to themselves, a new ceremony began.
RIGA, Aug 12 (LETA) - Glesum Investments, a company whose sole owner is Juris Savickis, has pledged all of its shares in company Arena Riga, the manager of the Arena Riga indoor arena, in favor of Latvia's Expobank and the Czech Republic's Expobank the maximum amount of the secured claim is EUR 24 million, according to information available from Lursoft.
Meanwhile, out of the four pledges, where the government has pledged to establish, DPT stated that only the tourism development board is put in place and could be rated as partially achieved.
The top of the list is the Adani Group where the value of pledged shares is at a mind boggling high level of Rs352.26 billion (Dh18 billion) with some of the group entities having pledged close to 50 per cent of promoter holding with financial institutions against security for loans.
Consolidated transportation bonds are payable from a portion of taxes collected in the state's transportation trust fund (TTF), following certain statutory allocations (pledged tax revenues), and prior to being available for other uses by MDOT.
During the reference period, firms from British Virgin Islands committed P15.5 billion (33.8 percent of total), while those from Malaysia and US pledged P10.7 billion and P4.5 billion, representing 23.3 percent and 9.
Kenya is among countries set to benefit from Sh118.8 billion pledged during the first of its kind Blue Economy Conference.
Today, an apologetic Wan Saiful announced that PTPTN cannot currently afford to defer repayments for borrowers earning below RM4,000 monthly as pledged and said that doing so would endanger the agency's ability to fund future students' studies.
The article will also discuss how the Commercial Pledge Law will help in tackling various issues associated with enforcement relating to pledged properties.