- To commit is to promise to do something, to describe the act of engaging in a crime or to hand over someone or something.
- An example of commit is when you promise your friend you will come to her wedding.
- An example of commit is when you murder someone.
- An example of commit is when you check a family member into a mental health facility.
commit definition by Webster's New World
- to give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign: we commit his fame to posterity
- to put officially in custody or confinement: committed to prison
- to hand over or set apart to be disposed of or put to some purpose: to commit something to the trash heap
- to do or perpetrate (an offense or crime)
- to bind as by a promise; pledge; engage: committed to the struggle
- to make known the opinions or views of: to commit oneself on an issue
- to refer (a bill, etc.) to a committee to be considered
Origin: Middle English committen ; from Classical Latin committere, to bring together, commit ; from com-, together plush mittere, to send: see mission
- committable adjective
commit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting, com·mits verb, transitive
- To do, perform, or perpetrate: commit a murder.
- To put in trust or charge; entrust: commit oneself to the care of a doctor; commit responsibilities to an assistant.
- To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.
- To consign for future use or reference or for preservation: commit the secret code to memory.
- To put into a place to be kept safe or to be disposed of.
- a. To make known the views of (oneself) on an issue: I never commit myself on such issues.b. To bind or obligate, as by a pledge: They were committed to follow orders.
- To refer (a legislative bill, for example) to a committee.
Origin: Middle English committen, from Latin committere : com-, com- + mittere, to send.
- com·mitˈta·ble adjective
commit - Computer Definition
commit - Legal Definition
- To do; perpetrate.
- To order a person’s placement in, or to send a person to, a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution, especially pursuant to court order.
commit - Medical Definition
commit - Phrases/Idioms
commit to memory
commit to paperor commit to writing