Definitions for commit
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word commit.
perpetrate, commit, pullverb
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
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"
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"
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commitverb
confer a trust upon
"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
invest, put, commit, placeverb
make an investment
"Put money into bonds"
engage in or perform
"practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
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.
Etymology: From committere, from com + mittere. See mission.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: committo, Latin.
It is not for your health thus to commit
Your weak condition to the raw, cold morning. William Shakespeare.
They who are desirous to commit to memory, might have ease. 2 Mac. ii. 25.
Is my muse controul’d
By servile awe? Born free, and not be bold!
At least I’ll dig a hole within the ground,
And to the trusty earth commit the sound. John Dryden, Pers. Sat.
Here comes the nobleman that committed the prince, for striking him about Bardolph. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
They two were committed, at least restrained of their liberty. Edward Hyde.
So though my ankle she has quitted,
My heart continues still committed;
And, like a bail’d and main priz’d lover,
Although at large, I am bound over. Hudibras, p. ii.
Keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man’s sworn spouse. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Letters out of Ulster gave him notice of the inhumane murders committed there upon a multitude of the Protestants. Edward Hyde.
A creeping young fellow committed matrimony with a brisk gamesome lass. Roger L'Estrange.
For son and father to take different sides;
Then lands and tenements commit no treason. Dryden.
To commit means to pledge, dedicate, obligate, or bind oneself to a particular course of action, cause, or person. It may also refer to carrying out or executing an act, especially one of significant consequence. In context, it could also mean transmitting or finalizing a procedure such as in computing where it refers to making permanent a tentative action or procedure.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. committĕre—com, with, mittĕre, to send.]
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
The numerical value of commit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of commit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I think you need to draw a distinction between illegal immigrants who commit crimes and other immigrants who don't commit crimes.
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell you see, I have friends in both places.
I never, never should have allowed myself to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country. I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like myself in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please ! I made the worst mistake of my life !
I have no intention to have sex with any of my students or any women, sometimes students, they commit suicide. Lots of students of mine, they commit suicide because I will not have sex with them.
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.
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- извършвам, обвързвам сеBulgarian
- spáchat, zapsatCzech
- Commit, begehenGerman
- cometer, encomendarSpanish
- سپردن, دربند کردن, زندانی کردن, مرتکب شدن, بد انجامیدنPersian
- liittyä, tehdä, luovuttaa, vaarantaa, ilmoittautua, vangita, lähteä, uskoaFinnish
- confier, commit, commettre, consigner, engager, remettreFrench
- elkövet, rábízHungarian
- affidare, commettereItalian
- bindeNorwegian Nynorsk
- cometer, comprometerPortuguese
- заключать под стражу, вверять, связывать себя обязательством, коммит, обязываться, совершатьRussian
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