a solemn promise or agreement; vow
thing given to sb as a sign of friendship, love, etc.
sth valuable left sb else as proof that one will fulfil an agreement
give as security
put in pawn; promise solemnly by pledge of
"his saxophone was in pledge"
"an assurance of help when needed"
"signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
"I pledge that I will honor my wife"
"I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station"
"Let us toast the birthday girl!"
"Let's drink to the New Year"
"I pledge my honor"
"I was pledged to silence"
Each one being pledge for others good abearing.
出自： N. Bacon
He's sold and pledged and mortgaged everything.
出自： E. Huxley