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

How to pronounce commit?

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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. Willie Jessop:

    I didn't leave the church, i believe their conduct left the church. We were creating the perfect storm for Mr. Jeffs to commit this act.

  2. Kamala Harris:

    Vice President Biden, I do not believe you are a racist, and I agree with you, when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. But I also believe -- and it's personal -- it was actually hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.

  3. Alex Piquero:

    This study was surprising because of the narrative that exists out there that National Football League has a crime problem, but the majority of National Football League players don't commit crimes. People lose sight of that.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There are only two kinds of people who do not commit any sins: Unborn human beings and dead human beings!

  5. Grant Duwe:

    This is not to say that someone that has a serious mental illness is going to go commit a mass public shooting, but what it does suggest is that it is a risk factor.

Images & Illustrations of commit

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