What does commit suicide mean?

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com·mit sui·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commit suicideverb

    kill oneself

    "the terminally ill patient committed suicide"


  1. commit suicideverb

    To kill oneself; to take one's own life.


  1. commit suicide

    Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Mental disorders (including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders), physical disorders (such as chronic fatigue syndrome), and substance abuse (including alcoholism and the use of and withdrawal from benzodiazepines) are risk factors. Some suicides are impulsive acts due to stress (such as from financial or academic difficulties), relationship problems (such as breakups or divorces), or harassment and bullying. Those who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk for future attempts. Effective suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to methods of suicide such as firearms, drugs, and poisons; treating mental disorders and substance abuse; careful media reporting about suicide; and improving economic conditions. Although crisis hotlines are common resources, their effectiveness has not been well studied.The most commonly adopted method of suicide varies from country to country and is partly related to the availability of effective means. Common methods of suicide include hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Suicides resulted in 828,000 deaths globally in 2015, an increase from 712,000 deaths in 1990. This makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death worldwide.Approximately 1.5% of all deaths worldwide are by suicide. In a given year, this is roughly 12 per 100,000 people. Rates of suicide are generally higher among men than women, ranging from 1.5 times higher in the developing world to 3.5 times higher in the developed world. Suicide is generally most common among those over the age of 70; however, in certain countries, those aged between 15 and 30 are at the highest risk. Europe had the highest rates of suicide by region in 2015. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Non-fatal suicide attempts may lead to injury and long-term disabilities. In the Western world, attempts are more common among young people and women.Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide as an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, a form of suicide known as seppuku (腹切り, harakiri) was respected as a means of making up for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a practice outlawed by the British in India, expected a Hindu widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from her family and society. Suicide and attempted suicide, while previously illegal, are no longer so in most Western countries. It remains a criminal offense in some countries. In the 20th and 21st centuries, suicide has been used on rare occasions as a form of protest, and kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or terrorist tactic. Suicide is often seen as a major catastrophe for families, relatives, and other nearby supporters, and it is viewed negatively almost everywhere around the world.


  1. commit suicide

    Commit suicide refers to the act of intentionally causing one's own death, typically as a response to psychological or emotional distress, suffering or despair. The methods used can vary greatly from person to person. It is a serious public health issue that often results from a complex interaction of various factors such as mental health issues, socio-economic problems, or personal crises.


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commit suicide in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commit suicide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of commit suicide in a Sentence

  1. Michael Anestis:

    A lot of people think [those who want to commit suicide] will just reach for whatever is there, but suicide is difficult, and when you make a difficult thing harder, it's that much less likely to happen.

  2. Samuel Adams:

    Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

  3. Kia Morgan Smith:

    Please know I did not commit suicide. I would want to come home to my kids and husband and seek justice.

  4. Cesare Pavese:

    At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.

  5. Charles Hoge:

    The most important consideration is ensuring that there are procedures in place to address emergencies, such as if a patient reports intent to commit suicide or homicide.

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  • انتحرArabic
  • intihar etməkAzerbaijani
  • пако́нчыць з сабо́й, ско́нчыць жыццё самагу́бствамBelarusian
  • извърши самоубийствоBulgarian
  • suïcidar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • spáchat sebevražduCzech
  • begå selvmordDanish
  • Selbstmord begehenGerman
  • αυτοκτονώGreek
  • suicidarseSpanish
  • enesetappu sooritamaEstonian
  • خودکشی کردنPersian
  • tehdä itsemurhaFinnish
  • taka lívið av særFaroese
  • se suiciderFrench
  • הִתְאַבֵּדHebrew
  • आत्महत्या करनाHindi
  • öngyilkosságot követ elHungarian
  • suicidarsiItalian
  • 自殺Japanese
  • өзін-өзі мерт қылу, өз жанын өзі қиюKazakh
  • ធ្វើអត្តឃាតខ្លួនឯងKhmer
  • 자살하다, 자인하다Korean
  • өз жанын кыюуKyrgyz
  • eam sibi inferre maluerunt, mihi mortem consciscoLatin
  • ຂ້າຕົວຕາຍLao
  • извршува самоу́биство, врши самоу́биствоMacedonian
  • амиа хорлохMongolian
  • ကိုယ့်ကိုယ်ကိုသတ်သေBurmese
  • zelfmoord plegenDutch
  • begå selvmordNorwegian
  • popełnić samobójstwoPolish
  • suicidar-sePortuguese
  • sinucideRomanian
  • свести́ счёты с жи́знью, [[поко́нчить]] [[жизнь]] [[самоубийство, поко́нчить с собо́й, наложи́ть на себя́ ру́киRussian
  • изврши самоубиство, izvrši samoubistvoSerbo-Croatian
  • spáchať samovražduSlovak
  • naredíti samomòrSlovene
  • ta sitt liv, ta livet av sig, begå självmordSwedish
  • худкушӣ карданTajik
  • ปลงชีวิต, คิดสั้น, ฆ่าตัวตายThai
  • intihar etmekTurkish
  • покі́нчити з собо́ю, покі́нчити життя́ самогу́бствомUkrainian
  • خود کشی کرناUrdu
  • tự tử, tự sátVietnamese
  • si mete a fén, fé l' fén d' lu-minme, si distrure, fé måleur di s' coirWalloon

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