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pledge
British English: /plɛdʒ/
American English: /plɛdʒ/

Translation of pledge in French:

noun

  • 1 (promise) to give a pledge to somebody
    faire une promesse à quelqu'un
    to give ou make a pledge to do
    promettre or prendre l'engagement de faire
    to keep/break one's pledge
    tenir/rompre son engagement or sa promesse
    to take ou sign the pledge (dated) [humorous]
    faire vœu de tempérance (dated) [humorous]
  • 2 (thing deposited as security) (to creditor, pawnbroker) to put/hold something in pledge
    mettre/laisser quelque chose en gage
    to take something out of pledge
    dégager quelque chose
  • 3 (token) as a pledge of her friendship
    en gage or en témoignage de son amitié
  • 4 (money promised to charity)
    promesse (f) de don
    make your pledges now!
    faites vos dons dès maintenant!
  • 6 (American English) (University)
    (étudiant/-e en période d'initiation à l'entrée d'un club)

transitive verb

  • 1 (promise)
    promettre (allegiance, aid, support) (to à)
    to pledge (oneself) to do, to pledge that one will do
    s'engager à faire
    the treaty pledges the signatories to do
    le traité engage les signataires à faire
    to be pledged to secrecy to pledge one's word
    donner sa parole
    to pledge money to charity
    promettre de faire un don aux œuvres charitables
    to pledge allegiance to the flag
    jurer fidélité au drapeau
  • 3
    [dated]
    (toast)
    porter un toast à
  • 4 (American English) (University)to pledge a fraternity/sorority
    accepter de subir l'épreuve d'initiation pour entrer dans un club d'étudiants/d'étudiantes

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