Commit meaning

kə-mĭt'
To put in trust or charge; entrust.

Commit oneself to the care of a doctor; commit responsibilities to an assistant.

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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.

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To consign for future use or for preservation.

We must commit the necessary funds for the project.

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To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.
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To put into a place to be disposed of or kept safe.

Committed the manuscript to the flames.

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To refer (a legislative bill, for example) to a committee.
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To pledge, obligate, or devote one's own self.

Felt that he was too young to commit fully to marriage.

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To give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign.

We commit his fame to posterity.

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To put officially in custody or confinement.

Committed to prison.

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To hand over or set apart to be disposed of or put to some purpose.

To commit something to the trash heap.

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To do or perpetrate (an offense or crime)
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To bind as by a promise; pledge; engage.

Committed to the struggle.

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To make known the opinions or views of.

To commit oneself on an issue.

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To refer (a bill, etc.) to a committee to be considered.
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To make a pledge or promise.
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To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.
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To physically update to a record. See two-phase commit.
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To do; perpetrate.
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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.
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To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
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To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
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To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
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To join a contest; to match; followed by with.

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To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; for example to commit oneself to a certain action, to commit oneself to doing something. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without oneself etc.)
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Shakespeare.

Commit not with man's sworn spouse.

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(computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.
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To do, perform, or perpetrate.

Commit a murder.

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commit to memory
  • To learn by heart; memorize.
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commit to paper
  • To write down; record.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

commit to paper

Origin of commit

  • Middle English committen from Latin committere com- com- mittere to send
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin committere (“to bring together, join, compare, commit (a wrong), incur, give in charge, etc.”), from com (“together”) + mittere (“to send”). See mission.
    From Wiktionary