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Definitions of commit

  1. To give in charge or trust: to do: to endanger: to pledge:-pr.p. committing; pa.p. committeeed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. To intrust; consign; do; pledge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To do; perpetrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To consign; entrust; refer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To devote; pledge; compromise or bind (oneself). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To memorize, as a speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To confound. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To sin; esp., to be incontinent. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To entrust; to consign; to imprison; to expose; to compromise; to engage, or pledge; to refer to a committee; to do; to perpetrate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To intrust; to put into the hands or power of another; to send for confinement; to deposit, as in the memory; to do or effect; to perpetrate; to engage or pledge; to refer, as to a committee. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Committing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Committed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for commit

  1. Wait, my dear child, until you have at least lived through a single season before you commit yourself to any final opinions." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. They commit one mistake, however. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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