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Definition of pledge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a serious promise synonym commitment pledge (of something) a pledge of support pledge (to do something) Will the government honor its campaign pledge not to raise taxes? pledge (that…) Management has given a pledge that there will be no layoffs this year.
  2. 2a sum of money or something valuable that you leave with someone to prove that you will do something or pay back money that you owe
  3. Idioms
    sign/take the pledge (old-fashioned)
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    to make a promise never to drink alcohol
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