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Another word for pledge

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Noun
  1. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing

      1. Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
      1. Discourse or talk; speech:
      2. A command or direction; an order:
      3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
      1. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
      1. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
      2. A solemn promise of love and fidelity
      3. A solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life
      1. An oral or written agreement to do or not to do something
      2. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
      3. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
      1. A solemn pledge, as of faith.
      2. A condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or dangerous situation
      3. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. Something given or held as security
      2. A pledge committing a person to the payment of another's debt or the fulfillment of another's obligation in the event of default
      3. A guarantee serving to assure a particular outcome or condition.
      1. The person to whom a guarantee is made.
      2. A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.
      3. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
      1. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
      2. A promise; pledge
      3. The condition of being in gear:
      1. One of the agreements supported by a Covenanter.
      2. (Theol.) The promise made by God to humanity and the relationship it established, as described in the Bible
      3. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
      1. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
      2. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
      3. Something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee
    See also:

    obligation

  2. Something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation

      1. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
      2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      3. A short-term note issued by a municipality or other governmental agency, usually in anticipation of tax revenues
      1. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
      2. A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
      3. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
      1. A group or department of private guards:
      2. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault:
      3. Measures adopted to prevent escape:
      1. The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan:
      2. Anything given as security, as for a debt, performance of an action, etc.; pledge; guaranty
      3. A person serving as security; a hostage.
      1. A guarantee serving to assure a particular outcome or condition.
      2. Something given or held as security
      3. The act of providing such security.
      1. Money given as a part payment and pledge in binding a bargain
      2. A male given name, an occasional spelling variant of Ernest.
      3. Something given or done as an indication or assurance of what is to come; token
  3. The act of drinking to someone

      1. The one honored by a toast.
      2. A proposal to drink to such a person, etc., or a sentiment expressed just before drinking on such an occasion
      3. Sliced bread heated and browned.
Verb
  1. To guarantee by a solemn promise

      1. To declare emphatically, earnestly, or solemnly
      2. To make a solemn resolution to do, get, etc.
      3. To promise solemnly; pledge.
      1. To use profane or obscene language; curse
      2. To declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
      3. To promise or pledge with a solemn oath; vow:
      1. To give a basis for expecting
      2. To commit oneself by a promise to do or give; pledge:
      3. To afford a basis for expecting:
      1. To give or pledge (one's word or oath, for example).
      2. To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.
      3. To pledge or promise, or bind by a pledge
      1. To make a covenant
      2. To enter into a covenant.
      3. To promise by a covenant
  2. To assume an obligation

      1. (Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
      2. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
      3. To promise; guarantee
      1. To afford a basis for expectation:
      2. (Archaic) To pledge to give in marriage
      3. To afford a basis for expecting:
      1. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
      2. To pledge or promise, especially to marry:
      3. To bind (oneself) by a promise; pledge; specif. (now only in the passive), to bind by a promise of marriage; betroth
      1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
      2. To acquire or incur:
      3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
  3. To be morally bound to do

      1. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
      2. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
      3. To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
      1. To put in trust or charge; entrust:
      2. To consign for future use or for preservation:
      3. To give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign
      1. To load to capacity; fill:
      2. To add an electrical charge to (a battery, etc.)
      3. To excite; rouse:
      1. To compel, constrain, or unite:
      2. (Chemistry) To combine chemically or form a chemical bond.
      3. To compel, as by oath, legal restraint, or contract
    See also:

    obligation

  4. To give or deposit as a pawn

  5. To salute by raising and drinking from a glass

      1. To warm thoroughly, as before a fire:
      2. To warm thoroughly
      3. To propose or drink a toast.
      1. To salute a person or an occasion with a toast:
      2. To drink alcoholic liquor, sometimes specif. as a matter of habit or to excess
      3. To imbibe alcoholic liquors:

Another word for pledge

Noun
      1. Money, property, a deed, or a bond put into the custody of a third party for delivery to a grantee only after the fulfillment of the conditions specified.
      2. (Law) A written instrument, such as a deed, temporarily deposited with a neutral third party (the Escrow agent), by the agreement of two parties to a valid contract. The escrow agent will deliver the document to the benefited party when the conditions of the contract have been met. The depositor has no control over the instrument in escrow.
      3. (Law) A written agreement or something of value put in the care of a third party and not delivered until certain conditions are fulfilled
      1. (Masonry) The way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
      2. A duty or obligation imposed by a contract, promise, etc.
      3. (Finance) An interest-bearing certificate issued by a government or business, promising to pay the holder a specified sum on a specified date: it is a common means of raising capital funds
      1. An arch or hoop, such as one of those used to support the top of a covered wagon.
      2. A person who provides this security.
      3. Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
      1. The writing or document containing such an agreement.
      2. A document containing the terms of a contract
      3. An agreement between two or more people to do something, esp. one formally set forth in writing and enforceable by law; compact; covenant
      1. An automobile that is bigger in size than a subcompact but smaller than an intermediate.
      2. An agreement or a covenant.
      3. A small cosmetic case, usually containing face powder and mirror
      1. (Law) A condition in a contract such as a deed or lease, nonperformance or violation of which gives rise to a cause of action for breach.
      2. (Theol.) The promise made by God to humanity and the relationship it established, as described in the Bible
      3. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
      1. The bond, contract, or other document setting forth the terms of this agreement
      2. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
      3. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received:
      1. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
      2. Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
      3. A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
      1. A solemn promise of love and fidelity
      2. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
      3. A solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life
      1. Something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee
      2. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
      3. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
      1. Pledged word; solemn promise; oath
      1. Discourse or talk; speech:
      2. A command or direction; an order:
      3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
      1. A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
      2. The irreverent or profane use of the name of God or of a sacred thing to express anger or emphasize a statement
      3. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
      1. (Grammar) Correspondence in gender, number, case, or person between words.
      2. (Law) A properly executed and legally binding contract.
      3. An arrangement between parties, usually resulting from a discussion, regarding a course of action.
      1. (Archaic) A challenge
      2. Something deposited or given as security against an obligation; a pledge.
      3. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
      1. Something given or held as security
      2. A pledge committing a person to the payment of another's debt or the fulfillment of another's obligation in the event of default
      3. A guarantee serving to assure a particular outcome or condition.
      1. (Insurance law) A stipulation or engagement by a party insured, that certain things, relating to the subject of insurance, or affecting the risk, exist, or shall exist, or have been done, or shall be done. These warranties, when expressed, should appear in the policy; but there are certain implied warranties.
      2. A representation, especially in writing, made by a seller or company to a purchaser of a product or service that a refund, repair, or replacement will be made if the product or service proves defective or unsatisfactory, especially within a given time period.
      3. (Law) An engagement or undertaking, expressed or implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly implied or promised to be. In sales of goods by persons in possession, there is an implied warranty of title.
      1. A short-term note issued by a municipality or other governmental agency, usually in anticipation of tax revenues
      2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
      1. Something beyond doubt; a certainty.
      2. A pledge or formal promise made to secure against loss, damage, or default; a security.
      3. One who has contracted to be responsible for another, especially one who assumes responsibilities or debts in the event of another party's default.
      1. A collateral relative.
      2. Anything, such as stocks or bonds, that secures or guarantees the discharge of an obligation
      3. Property acceptable as security for a loan or other obligation.
      1. Measures adopted to prevent escape:
      2. A financial instrument, such as a stock or bond, representing rights of ownership or creditorship and often traded in secondary markets.
      3. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault:
      1. (Obs.) The state of being a hostage
      2. A person held by one party in a conflict as security that specified terms will be met by the opposing party.
      3. A person given as a pledge, or taken prisoner as by an enemy or terrorist, until certain conditions are met
      1. Money given as a part payment and pledge in binding a bargain
      2. A male given name, an occasional spelling variant of Ernest.
      3. Something given or done as an indication or assurance of what is to come; token
      1. A person serving as security; a hostage.
      2. Anything given as security, as for a debt, performance of an action, etc.; pledge; guaranty
      3. (Games) A chess piece of lowest value that may move forward one square at a time or two squares in the first move, capture other pieces only on a one-space diagonal forward move, and be promoted to any piece other than a king upon reaching the eighth rank.
      1. A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
      2. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
      3. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
      1. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
      2. Indication, as of a successful prospect or future; basis for expectation
      3. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
      1. The person to whom a guarantee is made.
      2. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
      3. A written declaration that a certain product will be fit for a purpose and work correctly.
    See also:

    promise

Verb
  1. To give security

    See also:

    guarantee

  2. To promise

      1. In old English law, to call (a person) into court to give warranty of title
      2. To constitute supporting evidence; give substantiation:
      3. (Law) To summon (someone) as a witness to give warranty of title.
      1. To make a solemn resolution to do, get, etc.
      2. To declare emphatically, earnestly, or solemnly
      3. To promise solemnly; pledge.
      1. (Law) To administer a legal oath to:
      2. To promise or pledge with a solemn oath; vow:
      3. To pledge or vow on oath
    See also:

    promise

Idioms:

Synonym Study

  • Hostage is applied to a person handed over as a pledge for the fulfillment of certain terms or one seized and kept to force others to comply with demands
  • Pawn now usually refers to an article left as security for the money lent on it by a pawnbroker
  • Token is used of anything serving or given as evidence of authority, genuineness, good faith, etc. this watch is a token of our gratitude
  • Earnest applies to anything given or done as an indication, promise, or assurance of more to follow her early triumphs are an earnest of her success
  • Pledge , in this comparison, applies to anything given as security for the performance of an act or contract or for the payment of a debt he gave her a ring as a pledge