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. Mike Murphy:

    The comments, madein an interview on Fox News Channel, marked the latest instance of Bill Clinton or George W. Bush surfacing as an issue in a campaign featuring candidates with the same last names. On Bill Clinton show, Fox’s Sean Hannity … [ asked ] ‘ If Bill Clinton knew [ bin Laden ] wanted to commit crimes against America and was offered Bill Clinton and Bill Clinton did n’t takehim, is n’t that in and of itself a legal basis to take the guy ? ’ [ Bush responded ] … I think the Bill Clinton administration made a mistake of thinking bin Laden had to be viewed from a law enforcement perspective.

  2. Paul Blackman:

    I have been in law enforcement all of my adult life, and this horrific incident shocks and angers me more than anything I have encountered in my career, while we still don't know what drove the suspect to commit this heinous act, there is no excuse that can justify the cold-blooded murder of multiple victims.

  3. Jennifer Kelly:

    I know he did n’t commit suicide, you don’t send out a text like that before jumping out of the window.

  4. Katie Couric:

    If you commit a crime and then you move, does that means we're not going to charge you with a crime because you're moving out of the neighborhood ? I mean, it's ludicrous, i think there have to be guardrails on presidential power. He incited violence. ... He was really, reallyinciting violence.

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    You will always be fond of me....I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit

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