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verb pledge pronunciation in American English /pledʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypledge
he/she/itpledges
present participlepledging
past tensepledged
past participlepledged
  1. 1
    [transitive] 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 someone/yourself to do something: They have pledged themselves to root out state corruption.
    pledge that: The President has pledged that improving the economy will be his top priority.
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      [transitive] to promise a certain amount of money for a particular purpose
      The international community pledged $500 million for economic reconstruction.
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  2. 3
    [transitive] to give something valuable to someone as a way of promising that you will pay them money later
    His home is pledged as security against the loans.

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