Definitions for Commitmentkəˈmɪt mənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of committing.
the state of being committed.
the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
a pledge or promise:
to make a commitment to pay bills on time.
a sincere commitment to religion.
perpetration or commission, as of a crime.
consignment to or confinement in a prison, mental hospital, or other institution. a court order to confine someone in an institution.
the act of referring a bill or proposal to a committee.
Origin of commitment:
the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
"a man of energy and commitment"
commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)
the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
"his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
"his business commitments took him to London"
a message that makes a pledge
commitment, committal, consignment(noun)
the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a promise to do sth
He had made a commitment to his family.
a feeling of dedication
her commitment to the cause
sth you promised to do
not able to come because of a previous commitment
The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review
Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
Assuming a financial obligation at a future date
Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
State of being pledged or engaged.
The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.
the act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison
a warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus
the act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill
a doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission
the act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged
Translations for Commitment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
She could not take the job because of family commitments.
- compromissoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerpflichtungGerman
- δέσμευση, υποχρέωσηGreek
- compromiso, obligaciónSpanish
- تعهد؛ قولFarsi
- 일, 의무Korean
- forpliktelse, bindende avtaleNorwegian
- تعهد؛ قولPersian
- اړتيا، مجبوريت، قيد تعهدPashto
- åtagande, förpliktelseSwedish
- yükümlülük, sorumlulukTurkish
- 所承擔的義務，承諾Chinese (Trad.)
- پابندی ، مجبوریUrdu
- lời cam kếtVietnamese
- 所承担的义务，承诺Chinese (Simp.)
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