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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: pledge /pledʒ/ 
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  1. 1
    mainly journalism a serious and public promise to do something

    Sunday's vote was a test of the new president's pledge of fair elections.

    campaign/election pledge (=a promise made during an election):

    a campaign pledge to cut taxes

    make/keep/break a pledge to do something:

    The rebels had failed to keep a pledge to release the two men.

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