verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
Origin of commit
Synonyms for commit
Examples from the Web for commit
Contemporary Examples of commit
“What some people fail to realize is that it is not just fraternities that commit sexual assault,” he suggests.Fraternities in a Post-UVA World
December 12, 2014
Seevakumaran uploaded six videos to YouTube on March 17, just hours before he would threaten his roommate and commit suicide.School Shooters Love This Pickup Artist Website
December 5, 2014
Third, Republicans should commit to compassion in action rather than compassion in appearance.How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor
Veronique de Rugy
November 23, 2014
Voters fill out their name, address, phone number and sign a pledge that they will “commit to vote.”The Democrats’ Simple Midterm Weapon
November 4, 2014
His out-of-office message appeared to suggest that Jutting had planned to commit suicide, but he apparently changed his mind.Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect
Nico Hines, Tom Sykes
November 3, 2014
Historical Examples of commit
I determined to commit suicide on the very day on which I left prison.De Profundis
She told me once that it was better to talk about adultery than to commit it!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
Let that feeling represent what I could tell you, and commit her to your friendliness with my thanks.'Little Dorrit
A people can commit theft; a people can confess theft; a people can repent of theft.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr)
Word Origin for commit
late 14c., "to give in charge, entrust," from Latin committere "to unite, connect, combine; to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin; in English from mid-15c. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "emotional and moral engagement."