gage (v.) 2
pledge, bind, commit
Luc 1351 [of Lucrece's groom] this pattern of the worn-out age / Pawned honest looks, but laid no words to gage
MV I.i.130 [Bassanio to Antonio] the great debts / Wherein my time ... / Hath left me gaged
TC V.i.38 [Achilles to Patroclus, of a letter] gaging me to keep / An oath that I have sworn