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commit

[ kuh-mit ]
/ k蓹藞m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), com路mit路ted, com路mit路ting.
verb (used without object), com路mit路ted, com路mit路ting.
to bind or obligate oneself, as by pledge or assurance; devote or engage oneself to a person or thing: She is an athlete who commits to the highest standards.If he hasn鈥檛 committed after eight years, he鈥檚 never going to marry you.

OTHER WORDS FOR commit

1 carry out, effect, execute.
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Idioms about commit

    com路mit su路i路cide, to intentionally end one鈥檚 own life.See Usage note at suicide.

Origin of commit

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English committen, from Anglo-French committer or directly from Latin committere, equivalent to com- 鈥渨ith, together, completely鈥 + mittere 鈥渢o send, give over鈥; see origin at com-

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British Dictionary definitions for commit

commit
/ (k蓹藞m瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of commit

committable, adjectivecommitter, noun

Word Origin for commit

C14: from Latin committere to join, from com- together + mittere to put, send
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for commit

commit
[ k蓹-m沫t ]

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