commit

commit
commit com‧mit [kəˈmɪt] verb committed PTandPP committing PRESPART
1. [intransitive, transitive] to say that someone will definitely do something or must do something:
commit somebody to do something

• He committed his government to support Thailand's traditional free-market system.

commit yourself to doing something

• Sorry, I've already committed myself to working for Clive.

commit to something

• She would not want to commit to anything that would last more than a year.

2. [transitive] to decide to use money, time, people etc for a particular purpose:
commit something to something

• A client needs to approve an idea before committing resources to it.

3. [transitive] LAW to do something wrong or illegal:

• We are confident that we have not committed any fraud.

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commit UK US /kəˈmɪt/ verb (-tt-)
[I or T] to promise to do something or to promise that something will happen: commit to sth »

The CEO declined to commit to a time frame for the decision.

commit to doing sth »

Families who sign up to the service have to commit to buying their groceries from one internet source for a year.

commit youself (to sth) »

Carefully check out arrangements before committing yourself.

[T] to decide or promise to use something for a particular purpose: commit sth (to sth) »

Check who you are dealing with and the terms and conditions on the account before committing cash.

commit sth to do sth »

He has committed $5 million of his own money to get the project going.

[T] to do something illegal or that is considered wrong: »

commit a crime/felony/offence

»

She is charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Commit — Com*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Committed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Committing}.] [L. committere, commissum, to connect, commit; com + mittere to send. See {Mission}.] 1. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; used with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commit — com·mit vb com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting vt 1 a: to put into another s charge or trust: entrust consign committed her children to her sister s care b: to place in a prison or mental hospital esp. by judicial order was found to be gravely …   Law dictionary

  • commit — [kə mit′] vt. committed, committing [ME committen < L committere, to bring together, commit < com , together + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign [we commit his fame to… …   English World dictionary

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  • Commit — Com mit, v. i. To sin; esp., to be incontinent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Commit not with man s sworn spouse. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commit — as a noun can refer to: A set of permanent changes in a database or software repository. A parliamentary motion Nicotine, by the trade name Commit See also Commitment (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles ass …   Wikipedia

  • commit — late 14c., to give in charge, entrust, from L. committere to unite, connect, combine; to bring together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + mittere to put, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not… …   Etymology dictionary

  • commit — [v1] perform an action accomplish, achieve, act, carry out, complete, contravene, do, effectuate, enact, execute, go for broke*, go in for*, go out for*, offend, perpetrate, pull, pull off*, scandalize, sin, transgress, trespass, violate, wreak;… …   New thesaurus

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