What does commitment mean?

Definitions for commitment
kəˈmɪt məntcom·mit·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word commitment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. committedness, commitment(noun)

    the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

    "a man of energy and commitment"

  2. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

    "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

  3. commitment(noun)

    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation

    "his business commitments took him to London"

  4. commitment, dedication(noun)

    a message that makes a pledge

  5. commitment, committal, consignment(noun)

    the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Wiktionary

  1. commitment(Noun)

    The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:

  2. commitment(Noun)

    The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review

  3. commitment(Noun)

    Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution

  4. commitment(Noun)

    Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:

  5. commitment(Noun)

    Assuming a financial obligation at a future date

  6. commitment(Noun)

    Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.

  7. commitment(Noun)

    Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.

  8. commitment(Noun)

    State of being pledged or engaged.

  9. commitment(Noun)

    The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.

  10. commitment(Noun)

    The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commitment(noun)

    the act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison

  2. Commitment(noun)

    a warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus

  3. Commitment(noun)

    the act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill

  4. Commitment(noun)

    a doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission

  5. Commitment(noun)

    the act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged

Freebase

  1. Commitment

    "Commitment" is the title of a song written by Tony Colton, Tony Marty and Bobby Wood, and recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in April 1998 as the lead single from her album Sittin' on Top of the World. The song placed at #4 on the US country charts, #38 in the UK. It was later featured on Rimes' Greatest Hits and its international version, The Best of LeAnn Rimes.

Editors Contribution

  1. commitment

    To agree to a specific action, task or goal.

    The commitment was there, they both knew they would achieve it easily and get married well before they had planned.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  
  2. commitment

    To agree to do a specific role, job description, task, contract or project for a specific purpose or unit of time.

    The commitment to our future spouse is for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2020  
  3. commitment

    To trust to do or complete.

    The commitment is simple, to continue to the moment all feel the freedom in our souls.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commitment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1844

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commitment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2185

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commitment' in Nouns Frequency: #670

How to pronounce commitment?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say commitment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commitment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commitment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of commitment in a Sentence

  1. Marty Walsh:

    I cannot commit to putting the taxpayers at risk, i refuse to mortgage the future of the city away. This is a commitment that I can't make without ensuring the city and its residents will be protected.

  2. Minister Jan Mladek:

    Representatives of NWR submitted, immediately prior to the meeting, a request for such a financial commitment by the state that I consider to be so serious that it will be necessary to analyse it in detail on the expert level.

  3. Wesley Eure:

    Bill was the most popular Sleestak, we had a reunion a few years back and he couldnt make it because he had another commitment.

  4. Robert Kubica:

    Being back on the F1 grid next season will be one of the greatest achievements of my life, and I'm sure with hard work and commitment we will be able to help motivate the team to achieve good things together. Thank you again to everyone who has supported me and believed in me.

  5. Foreign Ministry:

    Such action constitutes a flagrant breach of international conventions and violation of Iran's international commitment over security and safety of diplomatic missions on its lands.

Images & Illustrations of commitment

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Translations for commitment

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  • التزامArabic
  • абавяза́цельстваBelarusian
  • обвързаност, извършване, обещание, обвързване, ангажиментBulgarian
  • Hingabe, Verbindlichkeit, Einsatz, Engagement, Einweisung, Einstandspflicht, Bindung, ObligoGerman
  • δέσμευσηGreek
  • sindevontigoEsperanto
  • compromiso, promesa, acuerdoSpanish
  • lähettäminen, sitouttaminen, tuomio, velvoittaminen, syyllisyys, vankilatuomio, syyllistyminen, sulkeminen, sitoutuneisuus, sitoutuminen, sitoumus, vangitseminenFinnish
  • engagementFrench
  • מחויבותHebrew
  • प्रतिबद्धताHindi
  • komitmenIndonesian
  • impegno, promessa, dedizione, serietàItalian
  • מחויבותHebrew
  • コミットメントJapanese
  • ಬದ್ಧತೆKannada
  • officiumLatin
  • rurukuMāori
  • engagement, verplichting, verbintenisDutch
  • forpliktingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • tvangsinnlegging, forplikting, overlating, engasjement, forpliktelse, overlatelse, tvangsinnleggelseNorwegian
  • compromissoPortuguese
  • приверженность, вручение, обязательство, совершение, заключениеRussian
  • engagemangSwedish
  • taahhütTurkish
  • зобов'язанняUkrainian
  • عزمUrdu
  • 承诺Chinese

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