Definitions for commitkəˈmɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to give in trust or charge; consign.
to consign for preservation:
to commit ideas to writing.
to declare as having a certain opinion or position:
The senator would not commit herself on the upcoming vote.
to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance:
to commit oneself to a healthy lifestyle.
to entrust, esp. for safekeeping; commend:
to commit one's soul to God.
to assign or allot for a certain purpose:
to commit troops to battle.
to do; perform; perpetrate:
to commit murder.
to consign, as to a prison or mental institution, by or as if by legal authority.
to deliver for treatment, disposal, etc.; relegate:
to commit a manuscript to the flames.
to refer (a legislative bill or proposal) to a committee for consideration.
(v.i.)to pledge or engage oneself.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of commit:
1350–1400; ME (< AF committer) < L committere to join together, engage, begin, entrust, commit
perpetrate, commit, pull(verb)
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote(verb)
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
"She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge(verb)
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
"After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit(verb)
confer a trust upon
"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
invest, put, commit, place(verb)
make an investment
"Put money into bonds"
engage in or perform
"practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to do sth illegal or wrong
to commit a crime/sin; to commit murder
to have sex with sb who is not your wife or husband
to intentionally kill yourself
to promise to do sth
She has committed herself to playing thirteen concerts.; I can't commit to that.
to decide that sth will be used for a particular purpose
The government is committing more troops to the region.
to say you will have a relationship with one person only
too young to commit
The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.
To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
These two were committed. -Clarendon
To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus xx. 14.
To join a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; for example to commit oneself to a certain action, to commit oneself to doing something. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without oneself etc.)
Committing short and long [quantities]. -Milton
To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.
Origin: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.
to give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto
to put in charge of a jailor; to imprison
to do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault
to join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with
to pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course
to sin; esp., to be incontinent
In computer science and data management, a commit is the making of a set of tentative changes permanent. A popular usage is at the end of a transaction. A commit is an act of committing.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The process of committing one or more air interceptors or surface-to-air missiles for interception against a target track.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'commit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4679
Rank popularity for the word 'commit' in Verbs Frequency: #305
Translations for commit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to perform; to do (especially something illegal)
He committed the murder when he was drunk.
- cometerPortuguese (BR)
- toime panemaEstonian
- مرتکب شدنFarsi
- לְבָצֵע מָשֵהו שְׁלִילִיHebrew
- (죄 등을) 저지르다Korean
- įvykdyti, padarytiLithuanian
- مرتکب شدنPersian
- ارتكاب كول: باور كول انتقالول، دجرم ارتكاب كول: وعده وركول: بندى كولPashto
- a comite, a săvârşiRomanian
- storiti, zakrivitiSlovenian
- begå, förövaSwedish
- yapmak, işlemekTurkish
- 做(壞事)，犯法Chinese (Trad.)
- کرنا ، سر انجام دیناUrdu
- phạm phảiVietnamese
- 做（坏事），犯法Chinese (Simp.)
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