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pledge 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/plej/,
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pledges, plural;
  1. Commit (a person or organization) by a solemn promise
    • - the government pledged itself to deal with environmental problems
  2. Formally declare or promise that something is or will be the case
    • - the president pledged that 20,000 government buildings would have solar roofs
  3. Solemnly undertake to do something
    • - they pledged to continue the campaign for funding
  4. Undertake formally to give
    • - Japan pledged $100 million in humanitarian aid
    • - to pledge allegiance
  5. Give as security on a loan
    • - the creditor to whom the land is pledged
  6. Promise to join (a fraternity or sorority)
    • - Francie and I pledged the same sorority
  7. Drink to the health of

Noun
  1. A solemn promise or undertaking
    • - the conference ended with a joint pledge to limit pollution
  2. A promise of a donation to charity
    • - the company's pledge of 10% of profits to environmental concerns
  3. A solemn undertaking to abstain from alcohol
    • - she persuaded Arthur to take the pledge
  4. A thing that is given as security for the fulfillment of a contract or the payment of a debt and is liable to forfeiture in the event of failure

  5. A thing given as a token of love, favor, or loyalty

  6. A person who has promised to join a fraternity or sorority

  7. The drinking to a person's health; a toast


  1. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge"
  2. promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife"
  3. 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"
  4. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
  5. a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
  6. toast: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
  7. A pledge (also pawn) is a bailment or deposit of personal property to a creditor to secure repayment for some debt or engagement. , The term is also used to denote the property which constitutes the security.
  8. A Gunfighter's Pledge (the working title was The Pledge) is a 2008 western television film starring Luke Perry. The film premiered on Hallmark Channel in July 2008. It was filmed at Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, California.
  9. The Pledge is a 2001 mystery film directed by Sean Penn. It is based on the 1958 novella ' ('), by Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt. ...
  10. The Pledge is a term used in the U.S. state of New Hampshire for a promise by politicians not to support income taxes or sales taxes or other forms of what are known as "broad-based taxes."
  11. (Pledging) Fraternities and Sororities (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively) are fraternal social organizations for undergraduate students. ...
  12. A solemn promise to do something; A person who has taken a pledge of allegiance to a college fraternity, but not yet formally approved; A security to guarantee payment of a debt; A drinking toast; : A promise to abstain from drinking alcohol; To make a solemn promise (to do something); To ...
  13. (PLEDGES) Unless you tell us differently in writing, each owner of this account may pledge all or any part of the funds in it for any purpose to which we agree. ...
  14. (Pledging) Legal institution by which one villager served as guaranty for another's court appearence, veracity, good conduct, payment of a debt, etc.
  15. (Pledging) The right of an insured to borrow from the life insurer against the insured's own policy.
  16. (Pledging) The term used by Greek organizations for individuals who are becoming members.
  17. A promise to make future contributions to an organization. For example, some donors make multiyear pledges promising to grant a specific amount of money each year.
  18. A solemn promise to do something, usually made when somebody takes a high-level official role
  19. In Theta Chi, a male student who has pledged himself or agreed to join the Fraternity. Several fraternities now use the term "Associate Member" for new members. ...
  20. An item retained by a pawnbroker in exchange for cash, and held until the cash is repaid. Essentially, a form of security.
  21. Something given as security to guarantee payment of a debt.
  22. Making a regular contribution/commitment over the life of a project.
  23. The term that formerly defined New Members.
  24. 1. the transfer or commitment of a specific asset or set of assets being used as collateral to secure payment relating to a debt obligation.  For example, when a firm/individual pledges securities to a lender for a loan that is then secured by the owner of those pledged securities.  Or 2. ...
  25. A written or oral agreement to make future contributions of cash or other assets to another entity.  A pledge may be either conditional or unconditional.