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 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
SYNONYMS FOR commit
6 carry out, effect, execute.
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for self-committing

commit

/ (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 self-committing

commit


v.

late 14c., "to give in charge, entrust," from Latin committere "to unite, connect, combine; to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin; in English from mid-15c. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "emotional and moral engagement."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for self-committing

commit

[ kə-mĭt ]

v.

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