[ kuh-mit-id ]
/ kəˈmɪt ɪd /


bound or obligated to a person or thing, as by pledge or assurance; devoted: Children need warm and committed parents.

Nearby words

  1. commit to memory,
  2. commitment,
  3. commitment ceremony,
  4. commitment fee,
  5. committal,
  6. committed facility,
  7. committee,
  8. committee of correspondence,
  9. committee of one,
  10. committee of the whole

Origin of committed

First recorded in 1840–45; commit + -ed2


[ 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 committed


/ (kəˈmɪt) /

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

Derived Formscommittable, adjectivecommitter, noun

Word Origin for commit

C14: from Latin committere to join, from com- together + mittere to put, send

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Word Origin and History for committed
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for committed


[ kə-mĭt ]


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

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