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verb [transitive] pledge pronunciation in British English /pledʒ/
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present tense
present participlepledging
past tensepledged
past participlepledged
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  1. 1
    mainly journalism to promise seriously and publicly to do something
    pledge support: Britain, France, and Germany were among the countries pledging their support.
    pledge to do something: He has pledged to fight for a fairer system.
    pledge that: The President has pledged that putting the economy right will be his top priority.
    pledge someone/yourself to do something: They have pledged themselves to root out state corruption.
    1. a.
      to promise a certain amount of money for a particular purpose
      The international community pledged $500 million for economic reconstruction.


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