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commit

[ kuh-mit ]
/ kəˈmɪt /
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verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·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’t committed after eight years, he’s never going to marry you.

OTHER WORDS FOR commit

1 carry out, effect, execute.
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Idioms about commit

    com·mit su·i·cide, to intentionally end one’s own life.See Usage note at suicide.

Origin of commit

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English committen, from Anglo-French committer or directly from Latin committere, equivalent to com- “with, together, completely” + mittere “to send, give over”; see origin at com-

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British Dictionary definitions for commit

commit
/ (kəˈmɪt) /

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for commit

commit
[ kə-mĭt ]

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