Definition of 'pledge'
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Greece had secured support for an international bailout by pledging to cut spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this month she backed down from a pledge to give workers a boardroom seat. The Sun (2016)Investors will then be invited to pledge money at a discount. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She also pledged to fight for them to be paid on time by bigger companies. The Sun (2017)We pledge our lasting support to this most special relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Reckless pledge The only sign of a policy in the speech. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It comes despite a Government pledge to cap fees where patient damages are under 100,000. The Sun (2016)Ministers will pledge to invest in digital, energy, construction and transport infrastructure for each region. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The question is whether Mrs May can change the weather and make good her pledge to be a robust free trade champion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain will pledge 20 million over the next four years to manage and enforce the new reserves, which will be known as marine protected areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How will that square with your pledge to cut immigration? The Sun (2014)They made a solemn pledge in their election manifesto that they would not raise income tax. The Sun (2009)The money had been pledged for the sound system in the worship auditorium. Christianity Today (2000)She was released after reportedly signing a pledge not to do it again or speak publicly. The Sun (2011)Reconstruction of the city is also a key pledge. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You could take your little pledge card and promise them the moon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What is the difference between pledges and guarantees? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has already pledged to cut tax credits for wealthier families. The Sun (2010)Half the money has been pledged by the government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Each time she refused to sign a pledge offered by police undertaking not to drive again. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is also expected to pledge to lower the income tax threshold. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it seems their other halves are no longer the only people they make a pledge of loyalty to. The Sun (2013)The covenant was launched two years ago as a way for businesses to publicly pledge support for servicemen and women. The Sun (2015)The clubs recently pledged to give 1bn to external organisations but that included funding for lower leagues. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He will set out six key healthcare pledges Labour will deliver if it wins the election. The Sun (2015)Athens announced deeper cuts yesterday and pledged to step up its privatisation programme in the face of intense pressure from its government lenders. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then comes yet another stage: pledging to do things differently next time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now he's realised his firm manifesto pledge to give illegal immigrants an amnesty was wrong too. The Sun (2013)We'll ensure he keeps that solemn pledge. The Sun (2010)This cash is in addition to the 200 million pledged by the four banks over the next two years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Government has pledged 2 million so far to cope with the impact. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their efforts led to the British Government last month pledging to step up its efforts to get it banned worldwide. The Sun (2015)But given that the President has pledged the same before, it remains to be seen whether this will yield results. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It confirmed last week that anyone who redeemed a loan before this pledge, and when the fee was lower, could have the difference refunded. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: pledge NOUN
When someone makes a pledge, they make a serious promise that they will do something.
The meeting ended with a pledge to step up cooperation between the six states of the region.
British English: pledge VERB
When someone pledges to do something, they promise in a serious way to do it.
He has pledged to give any award to charity.
Definition of pledge from the Collins English Dictionary
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