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, commitmentnoun

    the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

    "a man of energy and commitment"

  2. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedicationnoun

    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. commitmentnoun

    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation

    "his business commitments took him to London"

  4. commitment, dedicationnoun

    a message that makes a pledge

  5. commitment, committal, consignmentnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. commitmentnoun

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

  2. commitmentnoun

    The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review

  3. commitmentnoun

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

  4. commitmentnoun

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

  5. commitmentnoun

    Assuming a financial obligation at a future date

  6. commitmentnoun

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

  7. commitmentnoun

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

  8. commitmentnoun

    State of being pledged or engaged.

  9. commitmentnoun

    The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.

  10. commitmentnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commitmentnoun

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

  2. Commitmentnoun

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

  3. Commitmentnoun

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

  4. Commitmentnoun

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

  5. Commitmentnoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say commitment in sign language?

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. The ESL:

    The growing visibility and popularity of eSports, as well as increasing prize pools make it not only more tempting for teams and players to break the rules, but also more damaging to our sport as a whole when they do, the ESL has an ongoing commitment to safeguarding the integrity of our competitions and providing a fair playground for professional players.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    For us, it was important that we have a commitment for a rule-based trade order, that we continue to fight against protectionism and that we want to reform the WTO.

  3. French President Francois Hollande:

    It is the key. There is the binding agreement and contributions ... but there will not be an agreement if there is no firm commitment on financing.

  4. Andrew Parsons:

    Part of this agreement includes a commitment by NARL LP and its owners that it will continue its ongoing buyer/investor search for the refinery.

  5. Stephen Hawking:

    We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth, so in an infinite universe, there must be other occurrences of life, somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps intelligent life might be watching these lights of ours, aware of what they mean. Or do our lights wander a lifeless cosmos, unseen beacons announcing that, here on one rock, the universe discovered its existence ? Either way, there is no better question. It's time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. The Breakthrough initiatives are making that commitment. We are alive. We are intelligent. We must know.

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
  • tiomantasIrish
  • 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
  • commitmentUkrainian
  • عزمUrdu
  • 承诺Chinese

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