commit

[ kuh-mit ]
/ kəˈmɪt /

verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.

verb (used without object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.

to pledge or engage oneself: an athlete who commits to the highest standards.

Origin of commit

1350–1400; Middle English committen (< Anglo-French committer) < Latin committere, equivalent to com- com- + mittere to send, give over

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British Dictionary definitions for commit

commit

/ (kəˈmɪt) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr)


Derived Forms

committable, adjectivecommitter, noun

Word Origin for commit

C14: from Latin committere to join, from com- together + mittere to put, send
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Medicine definitions for commit

commit

[ kə-mĭt ]

v.

To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.

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