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
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. Jamil Nazarali:

    Today's decision will test and potentially reverse the gains in fairness, efficiency and transparency that have been made to our markets over the last decade, we must be vigilant to identify unintended consequences, and firm in our commitment to equitable and consistent treatment for all investors.

  2. President Trump:

    He was treated very badly but, despite this, was completely exonerated on all major charges. I then restored Eddies rank. Likewise, large cost overruns from past administrations contracting procedures were not addressed to my satisfaction, therefore, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencers services have been terminated by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. I thank Richard for his service and commitment. Eddie will retire peacefully with all of the honors that he has earned, including his Trident pin.

  3. Saeb Erekat:

    This (U.S.) administration is really trying to destroy the Palestinian moderate camp. They want to throw us into chaos and anarchy, the road to peace is clear - commitment to the two-state solution, a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital. This is the road to any negotiations or any meetings.

  4. Bob Corker:

    It's our goal to have a process that No. 1 determines the threat to our homeland and No. 2, this will be expansively looked at, what is the President's strategy, especially in Syria, there's a lot of skepticism about the administration's commitment to dealing with ISIS or Daesh or ISIL or whatever you want to call them. That creates a lot of concern.

  5. Another Angola expert:

    Dos Santos' departure from power has been the talk of the town in Luanda for 15 years. He has always hinted that he wanted to leave but this is the most specific commitment he has ever made, the fact that he put a date to it is a powerful marker and would come back to haunt him if he were to renege on it.

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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