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. Mike Pompeo:

    James Mattis made very clear that the condition precedent for the exercises not to proceed was productive, good-faith negotiations being ongoing and at the point it's concluded that they're not, the President's commitment to not have those joint exercises take place will no longer be in effect, james Mattis was unambiguous about that.

  2. Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley:

    Justice Department continues to maintain that we exercised our authority, given by Congress, to attach conditions -- designed to keep Americans safe -- to public safety grants, and we will continue to fight to carry out the Department's commitment to the rule of law, protecting public safety, and keeping criminal aliens off the streets.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    Our level of enrichment will no longer be 3.67. We will put this commitment aside by whatever amount we feel like, by whatever amount is our necessity, our need. We will take this above 3.67.

  4. State John Kerry:

    We will judge the commitment of Russia and the separatists by their actions, not their words, as we have long said, the United States is prepared to consider rolling back sanctions on Russia when the Minsk agreements of September 2014, and now this agreement, are fully implemented.

  5. Leonard Leo:

    Judge Gorsuch wasn't asked about it, and he's not going to make a commitment 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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