HyperDic: plight

English > 4 senses of the word plight:
NOUNstateplight, predicament, quandarya situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
communicationplight, trotha solemn pledge of fidelity
VERBcommunicationplight, betroth, engage, affiancegive to in marriage
communicationplight, pledgepromise solemnly and formally
plight > pronunciation
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English > plight: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one.
Example "the woeful plight of homeless people"
Synonymspredicament, quandary
NarrowercareA cause for feeling concern
corner, boxA predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
hot waterA dangerous or distressing predicament
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishaprieto, apuro, brete, dilema, predicamento
Catalandestret, dilema, predicament, tràngol
English > plight: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA solemn pledge of fidelity.
Broaderassurance, pledgeA binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
Spanishcompromiso, promesa
Verbsplightpromise solemnly and formally
English > plight: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive to in marriage.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsbetroth, engage, affiance
Broadervowmake a vow
Spanishcomprometerse, contraer esponsales, desposar, prometerse
Catalancomprometre's, prometre's
English > plight: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningpromise solemnly and formally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
NarrowercovenantEnter into a covenant or formal agreement
covenantEnter into a covenant
guarantee, vouchGive surety or assume responsibility
vowmake a vow
Broaderpromise, assuremake a promise or commitment
Spanishdar la palabra, jurar, prometer
Nounsplighta solemn pledge of fidelity

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