What does commit mean?

Definitions for commitkəˈmɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word commit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perpetrate, commit, pull(verb)

    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

    "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. invest, put, commit, place(verb)

    make an investment

    "Put money into bonds"

  6. commit, practice(verb)

    engage in or perform

    "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"


  1. commit(Noun)

    The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.

  2. commit(Verb)

    To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.

  3. commit(Verb)

    To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.

    These two were committed. -Clarendon

  4. commit(Verb)

    To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.

    Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus xx. 14.

  5. commit(Verb)

    To join a contest; to match; -- followed by with.

  6. commit(Verb)

    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.)

  7. commit(Verb)

    To confound.

    Committing short and long [quantities]. -Milton

  8. commit(Verb)

    To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.

  9. Origin: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commit(verb)

    to give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto

  2. Commit(verb)

    to put in charge of a jailor; to imprison

  3. Commit(verb)

    to do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault

  4. Commit(verb)

    to join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with

  5. Commit(verb)

    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

  6. Commit(verb)

    to confound

  7. Commit(verb)

    to sin; esp., to be incontinent


  1. Commit

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commit

    kom-it′, v.t. to give in charge or trust: to consign: to do: to endanger: to involve: to pledge:—pr.p. commit′ting; pa.p. commit′ted.—ns. Commit′ment, act of committing: an order for sending to prison: imprisonment; Commit′tal, commitment: a pledge, actual or implied; Commit′tee, a portion, generally consisting of not less than three members, selected from a more numerous body, to whom some special act to be performed, or investigation to be made, is committed; Commit′teeship.—Commit one's self, to compromise one's self: to pledge one's self wittingly or unwittingly to a certain course; Commit to memory, to learn by heart. [L. committĕrecom, with, mittĕre, to send.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. commit

    The process of committing one or more air interceptors or surface-to-air missiles for interception against a target track.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4679

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commit' in Verbs Frequency: #305


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. La Rochefoucauld:

    All the passions make us commit faults love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

  2. Mark Twain:

    I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell you see, I have friends in both places.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

  4. Jeffrey Toobin:

    I think you need to draw a distinction between illegal immigrants who commit crimes and other immigrants who don't commit crimes.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.

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