Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "pledged": 
Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. bound by or as if by an oath;
- Example: "according to an early tradition became his sworn brother"
- Example: "sworn enemies"
[syn: pledged, sworn]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

committed \committed\ adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of uncommitted. Note: [Narrower terms: bound up, involved, wrapped up; dedicated, devoted; pledged, sworn] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called attached. Opposite of unattached. Note: [Narrower terms: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate); married] [Also See: loving.] Syn: attached. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pledge \Pledge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pledged; p. pr. & vb. n. Pledging.] [Cf. OF. pleiger to give security. See Pledge, n.] 1. To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch. [1913 Webster] 2. To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor. [1913 Webster] We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. --The Declaration of Independence. [1913 Webster] 3. To secure performance of, as by a pledge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To pledge my vow, I give my hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Pledge me, my friend, and drink till thou be'st wise. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pledged adj 1: bound by or as if by an oath; "according to an early tradition became his sworn brother"; "sworn enemies" [syn: pledged, sworn]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "pledged": affianced, affirmed, alleged, announced, answerable for, as earnest, asserted, asseverated, assured, at stake, attested, averred, avouched, avowed, beholden, beholden to, betrothed, bound, bounden, bounden to, certified, chargeable, committed, compromised, contracted, declared, deposed, deposited, duty-bound, engaged, enunciated, guaranteed, in duty bound, in hock, in pawn, indebted to, intended, liable, manifestoed, obligate, obligated, obliged, obliged to, on deposit, pawned, plighted, posted, predicated, professed, promised, pronounced, put up, responsible, saddled, staked, stated, sworn, sworn to, tied, under obligation, underwritten, up the spout, vouched, vouched for, vowed, warranted