What does commit mean?

Definitions for commit
kəˈmɪtcom·mit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perpetrate, commit, pullverb

    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

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

  2. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteverb

    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, chargeverb

    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, commitverb

    confer a trust upon

    "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"

  5. invest, put, commit, placeverb

    make an investment

    "Put money into bonds"

  6. commit, practiceverb

    engage in or perform

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

Wiktionary

  1. commitnoun

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

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  2. commitverb

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

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  3. commitverb

    To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.

    These two were committed. -Clarendon

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  4. commitverb

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

    Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus xx. 14.

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  5. commitverb

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

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  6. commitverb

    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.)

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  7. commitverb

    To confound.

    Committing short and long [quantities]. -Milton

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

  8. commitverb

    To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.

    Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commitverb

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

  2. Commitverb

    to put in charge of a jailor; to imprison

  3. Commitverb

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

  4. Commitverb

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

  5. Commitverb

    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. Commitverb

    to confound

  7. Commitverb

    to sin; esp., to be incontinent

Freebase

  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.

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of commit in a Sentence

  1. Goran Gajic:

    It would be realistic to set Radovan Karadzic free because he is a man who did not commit a single crime, nor did he order genocide against any people.

  2. Rick Rezek:

    The only electronic platforms that have succeeded are those with a dealer on the other side who is willing to commit capital and facilitate the transaction, i wouldn't want to put something on a platform at BlackRock and let them see what I am doing, and they wouldn't do that either.

  3. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Today is Christmas Eve. Whether or not Christ was born exactly on this date is not important. But chronological accuracy has nothing to do with tonight's event. A grand genius had been born who preached truth and love; who suffered because of his mission; and on account of his sufferings the world has become better, if not saved. Only it gives me nausea to see how some people abuse his name to commit numerous crimes. If he is in heaven, he will certainly protest! (24 December 1886)

  4. Attorney General Kamala Harris:

    Sitting behind a computer, committing what is essentially a cowardly and criminal act will not shield predators from the law or jail. we will continue to be vigilant and investigate and prosecute those who commit these deplorable acts.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people, so, I believe that people commit crimes, they pay the price. When they got out of jail, I believe they certainly should have the right to vote. But I do believe, even if they are in jail, they are paying their price to society, but [also] that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.

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