pledge
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pledge(
plehj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (promise)
a. la promesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I hope he fulfills the pledge he made.Espero que cumpla la promesa que me hizo.
b. el compromiso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We made a pledge to work as a team.Hicimos el compromiso de trabajar en equipo.
2. (collateral)
a. la prenda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll pick up my pledge when I get paid next month.Voy a recoger mi prenda cuando me paguen el próximo mes.
b. la garantía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He left his house deed as a pledge for his credit.Dejó las escrituras de su casa como garantía por su crédito.
3. (token)
a. la señal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
William gave Beth a ring as a pledge of his intention to marry her upon returning from his trip.William le entregó a Beth una sortija como señal de su intención de casarse con ella al volver de su viaje.
b. la prenda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The villagers gave the knights their horses as a pledge of their loyalty to the king.Los aldeanos les dieron a los caballeros sus cabalgaduras como prenda de su lealtad al rey.
4. (in a fraternity or sorority)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el aspirante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la aspirante
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My sister is a pledge for the best sorority.Mi hermana es una aspirante a la mejor fraternidad.
5. (promised donation)
a. la promesa de donación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I made a pledge of $100 to the campaign.Hice una promesa de donación de $100 a la campaña.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to promise)
a. prometer
The investors pledged their support towards the project.Los inversores prometieron su apoyo al proyecto.
b. dar la palabra
Zayn pledged to uphold the Constitution in his new job as a police officer.Zayn dio la palabra de respetar la Constitución en su nuevo empleo de oficial de policía.
7. (to give as guarantee)
a. entregar como garantía
I pledged my driver's license at the library.Entregué como garantía mi licencia de manejo en la biblioteca.
b. dejar en prenda
I pledged my father's watch to get the money I needed.Dejé en prenda el reloj de mi padre para obtener el dinero que necesitaba.
8. (in a fraternity or sorority)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. aceptar como aspirante
The biggest fraternity pledged two of my friends.La fraternidad más grande aceptó como aspirantes a dos de mis amigos.
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pledge
[pledʒ]
noun
1. promesa (f) (promise)
  • the pledge of Allegiance la Jura de la Bandera (en colegios estadounidenses)
2. prenda (f) (token)
transitive verb
3. prometer (promise)
  • to pledge one's allegiance to the king jurar fidelidad al rey
  • to pledge money prometer hacer un donativo (de dinero) (in radio, television appeal)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE La Pledge of Allegiance se originó en 1892 durante las celebraciones que sirvieron para conmemorar el 400 aniversario del descubrimiento de Ámerica por parte de Cristóbal Colón. Hoy en día forma parte del ritual diario que se lleva a cabo en todas las escuelas estadounidenses: los alumnos recitan la Pledge of Allegiance con la mano derecha sobre el corazón y prometen lealtad a la bandera y al gobierno americano: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all” (“Juro lealtad a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de América y a la república que representa, una nación bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos”).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
pledge [pledʒ]
noun
1 (promise, assurance) (gen) compromiso (m); promesa (f); [of money] promesa (f) de donación
a company's pledge of satisfaction to its customers el compromiso or la promesa por parte de una empresa de satisfacer a sus clientes; he received pledges of support from more than 100 MPs más de 100 parlamentarios se comprometieron a or prometieron apoyarlo
the meeting ended with a pledge to step up cooperation between the six states of the region the appeal brought five more pledges of 50 pounds
the Pledge of Allegiance (US) la jura de la bandera
to break a pledge romper una promesa
they broke their pledge of confidentiality
to give (sb) a pledge to do sth prometer (a algn) hacer algo
I give you this pledge will he give us a pledge to reduce inflation? he gave a pledge to handle the affair in a friendly manner
to honour or keep a pledge cumplir una promesa
the government will honour its pledges el gobierno cumplirá sus promesas; el gobierno hará honor a sus compromisos
the pledge of independence for Cuba was honoured to be [under] pledge of secrecy party members with access to sensitive information were under pledge of secrecy
to make (sb) a pledge to do sth prometer (a algn) hacer algo
he made a pledge not to raise taxes prometió no subir los impuestos
to sign or take the pledge jurar renunciar al alcohol
an abstinence society to persuade individuals to take the pledge
2 (token)
he sent his brother as a pledge of his sincerity envió a su hermano en señal or como muestra de su sinceridad
3 (surety) prenda (f); garantía (f); (left in pawn) prenda (f)
she left her watch as a pledge with the taxi-driver how many hostages will he want as pledges for his safety? Meantime French troops will hold the left bank of the Rhine as a pledge to hold sth [in] pledge /items held in pledge for loans/ were stored in the shop to [redeem] a pledge he charged me £95 to redeem the pledge redeem: to redeem a pledge
4 (toast) brindis (m)
to [drink] a pledge to sb
5 (US) (Univ) promesa que hace un estudiante universitario en los Estados Unidos para convertirse en miembro de una hermandad
transitive verb
1 (promise) [+money, donation] prometer
Britain pledged $36 million to the refugees the US has so far pledged $85 million in humanitarian aid a lot of people have pledged a lot of money this evening
the government has pledged that it will not increase taxes el gobierno ha prometido no subir los impuestos
both sides pledged that a nuclear war must never be fought
to pledge to do sth prometer hacer algo
he has pledged to stand down as chairman the Communists have pledged to support the opposition's motion the ministers pledged to work together to restore calm to the currency markets to be pledged [to] do sth we are pledged to go to their aid to pledge (one's) [allegiance] to sth/sb he is prepared to pledge his wholehearted allegiance to the party he took the oath of office, in which he pledged allegiance to Queen Elizabeth
to pledge o.s. to do sth comprometerse a hacer algo
he pledged himself to support the legislative reforms the President pledged himself to increase taxes for the rich but not the middle classes the government has pledged itself to make information more available to pledge o.s. to sth they are pledging themselves to independence by 2001 he has pledged himself to Everton Football Club for another three years the new organization pledged itself to the revolutionary overthrow of the dictator
to pledge (one's) support (for sth/sb) comprometerse a prestar apoyo (a algo/algn)
she has pledged financial support for their cause he pledged his support for a single European currency many celebrities have pledged their support for the campaign the government signed an agreement pledging to support free elections
I am pledged to secrecy he jurado or prometido guardar (el) secreto
I am pledged to no man to pledge sb [to] sth a document pledging both sides to respect for the rights of minorities the treaties renounce the use of force and pledge the two countries to co-operation the letter to the IMF pledged Britain to a 200 million pound surplus in 1968
2 (give as security) [+property] entregar como garantía; [+one's word] dar
the property was pledged as security for loans he asked her to pledge the house as security for a loan you can pledge personal assets to secure a loan
3 (pawn) empeñar; dejar en prenda
4 (US) (Univ) [+fraternity] hacerse miembro de
although he considers himself black, Powell pledged a white fraternity at college
El Pledge of Allegiance es un juramento de lealtad a la nación, considerado como un elemento de gran importancia en la educación norteamericana. Fue escrito en 1892 y desde entonces lo recitan diariamente todos los alumnos estadounidenses (especialmente en los centros de educación primaria) mirando a la bandera y con la mano en el corazón.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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I pledge allegiance to the flag
juro lealtad a la bandera
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