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 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  
  3. 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  

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

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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. Jose Miguel Vivanco:

    If OAS member countries don't address this financial crisis, it will cast serious doubts on their commitment to human rights and raise suspicions that they want to do away with the commission's scrutiny.

  2. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday:

    The mothers I met recently in Chicago are right: We cannot go on like this, all over America, there are police officers honorably doing their duty, demonstrating how to protect the public without resorting to unnecessary force. We need to learn from and build on those examples. The loss of so many young African-Americans taken too soon should reaffirm our commitment to press forward for progress.

  3. Mayor Michael Elliott:

    Brooklyn Center did not look to be in the national spotlight on these issues but here we are, and given the tragic incidents that occurred here, including those taking the lives of Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, we must respond with a commitment to do better, and today’s vote is a part of that response.

  4. Boris Herrmann:

    Greta taking on this challenge of sailing across on a race boat with zero comfort really shows her commitment to the cause and how far she's willing to push herself.

  5. Henrik Lundqvist:

    When I look back at my 15 years here, what gives me the most satisfaction it's not the wins or the personal recognition but its really the commitment, the commitment I felt to the New York Rangers and the commitment they showed me for so long.

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Translations for commitment

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  • التزامArabic
  • абавяза́цельстваBelarusian
  • обещание, извършване, обвързване, ангажимент, обвързаностBulgarian
  • Einsatz, Engagement, Einweisung, Einstandspflicht, Verbindlichkeit, Hingabe, Obligo, BindungGerman
  • δέσμευσηGreek
  • sindevontigoEsperanto
  • compromiso, promesa, acuerdoSpanish
  • lähettäminen, sulkeminen, sitoutuneisuus, sitoutuminen, syyllistyminen, sitoumus, vankilatuomio, vangitseminen, velvoittaminen, sitouttaminen, tuomio, syyllisyysFinnish
  • engagementFrench
  • tiomantasIrish
  • מחויבותHebrew
  • प्रतिबद्धताHindi
  • komitmenIndonesian
  • dedizione, impegno, promessa, serietàItalian
  • מחויבותHebrew
  • コミットメントJapanese
  • ಬದ್ಧತೆKannada
  • officiumLatin
  • rurukuMāori
  • verplichting, engagement, verbintenisDutch
  • forpliktingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • tvangsinnlegging, tvangsinnleggelse, forplikting, overlatelse, overlating, forpliktelse, engasjementNorwegian
  • compromissoPortuguese
  • заключение, приверженность, вручение, обязательство, совершениеRussian
  • engagemangSwedish
  • taahhütTurkish
  • commitmentUkrainian
  • عزمUrdu
  • 承诺Chinese

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    • A. emanate
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