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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. commit(Verb)

    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. commit(Verb)

    To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.

    These two were committed. -Clarendon

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

  4. commit(Verb)

    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. commit(Verb)

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

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

  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.)

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

  7. commit(Verb)

    To confound.

    Committing short and long [quantities]. -Milton

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

  8. commit(Verb)

    To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.

    Etymology: 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

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.

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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How to say commit in sign language?

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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. James Steyer:

    We urge the FTC to keep the pressure up by imposing fines with real monetary teeth and requiring meaningful structural change from these platforms, we also encourage Congress to update our privacy laws to reflect the digital world our kids are living in. Until platforms are forced to pay stiff penalties and commit to real changes they will not properly serve their kids and family audiences.

  2. Mark Potok:

    Domestic terrorists and other extremists with criminal intentions also are increasingly acting alone, choosing to commit lethal attacks without the help of an organized group.

  3. Claude Arnold:

    Defenders of sanctuary policies say they protect immigrants from deportation and reduce illegal immigrants ’ fear of cops. But critics, including Homeland Security Department officials say releasing illegal immigrant criminals inside the U.S. is dangerous. Claude Arnold, a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said sanctuary advocates claim immigration enforcement is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, however enacting laws like the California Trust Act, which dictates how the federal government can enforce the law, contradicts those claims and can be devastating consequences. The murder of 32-year-old Kathlene Steinle’s in June 2015 by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a prime example, Claude Arnold said. Steinle was shot dead while strolling on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her father. The alleged shooter, a felon and five-time deportee, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, claiming the shooting was an accident. Those responsible for releasing him not long before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him for deportation should also have consequences, Claude Arnold said. When sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco County release criminals that officials know are in the U.S. illegally, and those criminals commit heinous crimes, those responsible should be federally prosecuted.

  4. Kendra Horn:

    Its now May 8, my question is, what is the reason for the delay, and can you commit to providing this committee with a lunar plan and budget amendment on what date?

  5. Cory Booker:

    I don't need( Barr) to filter facts. I want to see it. We should see that report and make our decision based upon that, this is what I'm going to commit to you right now.

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