- commit com‧mit [kəˈmɪt] verb committed PTandPP committing PRESPART1. [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.
* * *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.