make a pledge

make a pledge
obligate oneself, promise, swear

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • pledge — pledge1 [pledʒ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(promise)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(something valuable)¦ 4¦(us colleges)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: plege, from Late Latin plebium, from plebere to pledge ] 1.) ¦(PROMISE)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pledge — I. noun Etymology: Middle English plegge security, from Anglo French plege, from Late Latin plebium, from *plebere to pledge, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German pflegan to take care of more at plight Date: 14th century 1. a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • make threats — intimidate, menace, make a pledge of danger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pledge — 1 / plej/ n 1: a delivery of esp. personal property as security for a debt or other obligation; broadly: the perfection of a security interest in collateral through possession of the collateral by a creditor or other promisee 2 a: property and… …   Law dictionary

  • pledge (or plight) one's troth — make a solemn pledge of commitment or loyalty, especially in marriage. → the trots …   English new terms dictionary

  • pledge one's troth — ► pledge (or plight) one s troth make a solemn pledge of commitment or loyalty, especially in marriage. Main Entry: ↑troth …   English terms dictionary

  • make a promise — index assure (insure), pledge (promise the performance of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • PLEDGE — The Concept In Jewish law, in addition to the personal right of action against the debtor, the creditor also has a right of lien on   the latter s property. This lien automatically comes into being when the debt is created and is termed aḥarayut… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • pledge — ▪ I. pledge pledge 1 [pledʒ] noun [countable] 1. JOURNALISM a formal, usually public, promise that you will do something: • the President s pledge to make employment his priority 2. LAW …   Financial and business terms

  • pledge — 1 noun (C) 1 PROMISE formal a firm promise or agreement, especially one made publicly or officially: Industrial conflicts continued in spite of a no strike pledge by the unions. | a pledge to do sth: the government s pledge to make no deals with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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