[ kuh-mit ]
/ kəˈmɪt /
verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
to give in trust or charge; consign.
to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory.
to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one's intention, feeling, etc.): Asked if he was a candidate, he refused to commit himself.
to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge: to commit oneself to a promise; to be committed to a course of action.
to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend: to commit one's soul to God.
to do; perform; perpetrate: to commit murder; to commit an error.
to consign to custody: to commit a delinquent to a reformatory.
to place in a mental institution or hospital by or as if by legal authority: He was committed on the certificate of two psychiatrists.
to deliver for treatment, disposal, etc.; relegate: to commit a manuscript to the flames.
to send into a battle: The commander has committed all his troops to the front lines.
Parliamentary Procedure. to refer (a bill or the like) to a committee for consideration.
verb (used without object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.
to pledge or engage oneself: an athlete who commits to the highest standards.
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Origin of commit
1350–1400; Middle English committen (< Anglo-French committer) < Latin committere, equivalent to com- com- + mittere to send, give over
com·mit·ta·ble, adjectivecom·mit·ter, nounnon·com·mit·ted, adjectivepre·com·mit, verb (used with object), pre·com·mit·ted, pre·com·mit·ting.
self-com·mit·ting, adjectiveun·com·mit, verb, un·com·mit·ted, un·com·mit·ting.un·com·mit·ting, adjectivewell-com·mit·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-committing
/ (kəˈmɪt) /
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr)
to hand over, as for safekeeping; charge; entrustto commit a child to the care of its aunt
commit to memory to learn by heart; memorize
to confine officially or take into custodyto commit someone to prison
(usually passive) to pledge or align (oneself), as to a particular cause, action, or attitudea committed radical
to order (forces) into action
to perform (a crime, error, etc); do; perpetrate
to surrender, esp for destructionshe committed the letter to the fire
to refer (a bill, etc) to a committee of a legislature
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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Medicine definitions for self-committing
[ kə-mĭt′ ]
To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.
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