verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
Origin of commit
Examples from the Web for commit
“What some people fail to realize is that it is not just fraternities that commit sexual assault,” he suggests.
Seevakumaran uploaded six videos to YouTube on March 17, just hours before he would threaten his roommate and commit suicide.
Third, Republicans should commit to compassion in action rather than compassion in appearance.
Voters fill out their name, address, phone number and sign a pledge that they will “commit to vote.”
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|DAILY BEAST
But I see that thou art wont to commit thy understanding to the custody of thy wife.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
The very most scandalous crime one could commit at St. Ursula's was to go out of bounds without permission.Just Patty|Jean Webster
The instigation of one of the parties by the other to commit adultery or other crimes.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
Just so many days, then, as you commit this ill, of so many days' sin are you going to be guilty.Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy|Aurelius Augustine
There are people who can be wise within a certain margin, but beyond that commit great imprudences.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for commit
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr)
Word Origin for commit
Word Origin and History 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."