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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pledge  \Pledge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pledged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pledging}.]  [Cf.  OF  pleiger  to  give  security.  See  {Pledge}, 
  1.  To  deposit,  as  a  chattel,  in  pledge  or  pawn;  to  leave  in 
  possession  of  another  as  security;  as  to  pledge  one's 
  2.  To  give  or  pass  as  a  security;  to  guarantee;  to  engage;  to 
  plight;  as  to  pledge  one's  word  and  honor. 
  We  mutually  pledge  to  each  other  our  lives,  our 
  fortunes,  and  our  sacred  honor.  --The 
  Declaration  of 
  3.  To  secure  performance  of  as  by  a  pledge.  [Obs.] 
  To  pledge  my  vow,  I  give  my  hand.  --Shak. 
  4.  To  bind  or  engage  by  promise  or  declaration;  to  engage 
  solemnly;  as  to  pledge  one's  self 
  5.  To  invite  another  to  drink,  by  drinking  of  the  cup  first 
  and  then  handing  it  to  him  as  a  pledge  of  good  will 
  hence  to  drink  the  health  of  to  toast. 
  Pledge  me  my  friend,  and  drink  till  thou  be'st 
  wise.  --Cowley. 

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