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Synonyms for pledge

Synonyms for pledge

a declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing

something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation

the act of drinking to someone

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to guarantee by a solemn promise

to assume an obligation

to be morally bound to do

to give or deposit as a pawn

to salute by raising and drinking from a glass

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a deposit of personal property as security for a debt

someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group

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a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

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a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

promise solemnly and formally

pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

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propose a toast to

give as a guarantee

bind or secure by a pledge

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The RAND study followed youth for three years, until they were 15-20 years old, and found that 42% of pledgers had remained virgins, while only 33% of similar nonpledgers had done so.
What is perhaps most disturbing in rosenbaum's results is the finding that pledgers are less likely to use birth control and condoms than their matched non-pledging counterparts.
Those pledgers were "matched" with 649 nonpledgers using 128 potential predictors for premarital sex, especially including religiosity and attitudes towards sex and birth control.
The percentage who used condoms or other forms of birth control was 10 points lower for pledgers than for nonpledgers.
The new study found that more than half of youths became sexually active before marriage regardless of whether they had taken a "virginity pledge," but the percentage who took precautions against pregnancy was 10 points lower for pledgers.
Early pledgers will soon be giving an update on their progress.
Virginity pledgers are much less likely than non-pledgers to use contraception the first time they have sex, are equally likely to contract STDS, and are twice as likely to engage in anal sex.
Among these outcomes is decreased use of contraception when sex occurs and an increase in oral and anal sex among pledgers who believe this type of "non-sex" keeps their virginity intact.
Only 7% were consistent pledgers; 13% were inconsistent pledgers.
6% of the consistent pledgers tested positive for trichomoniasis, chlamydia, and/or gonorrhea.
The reason for the lack of health benefit, according to an editorial summary of the study [2], seems to be that pledgers were less likely to use condoms when they did become sexually active, were more likely to have anal or oral sex (almost always without a condom), and were less likely to seek and receive medical care if they did get a sexually.
In September 2003, after 5,000 people had signed up, the FSP pledgers voted on their favorite.
The difference is that abstinence pledgers are much less likely to use condoms.