Definition of Commit

1. Verb. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation. "They commit him to write the letter"; "Pull a bank robbery"

Exact synonyms: Perpetrate, Pull
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Make, Recommit
Derivative terms: Commission, Committal, Perpetration, Perpetrator, Pull

2. Verb. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause. "Consecrate your life to the church"
Exact synonyms: Consecrate, Dedicate, Devote, Give
Specialized synonyms: Consecrate, Vow, Rededicate, Apply
Related verbs: Give, Give, Sacrifice
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Commitment, Consecration, Dedication, Dedication, Dedication, Dedication, Devotee, Devotion, Devotion

3. Verb. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution. "He was committed to prison"
Exact synonyms: Charge, Institutionalise, Institutionalize, Send
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Hospitalise, Hospitalize
Derivative terms: Commitment, Committal, Institution, Institution, Institution

4. Verb. Confer a trust upon. "They commit him to write the letter"; "I commit my soul to God"
Exact synonyms: Confide, Entrust, Intrust, Trust
Specialized synonyms: Commend, Charge, Consign, Recommit, Obligate
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Committee, Confidence, Trust, Trust, Trustee, Trustee

5. Verb. Make an investment. "Put money into bonds"
Exact synonyms: Invest, Place, Put
Specialized synonyms: Fund, Roll Over, Shelter, Tie Up, Job, Speculate, Buy Into
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Derivative terms: Commitment, Investing, Investment, Investment, Investor
Antonyms: Divest

6. Verb. Engage in or perform. "Commit a random act of kindness"
Exact synonyms: Practice
Generic synonyms: Engage, Prosecute, Pursue

Definition of Commit

1. v. t. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.

2. v. i. To sin; esp., to be incontinent.

Definition of Commit

1. Verb. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto. ¹

2. Verb. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison. ¹

3. Verb. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault. ¹

4. Verb. To join a contest; to match; -- followed by with. ¹

5. Verb. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; for example ''to commit oneself to a certain action'', ''to commit oneself to doing something''. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without ''oneself'' etc.) ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) To confound. ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change. ¹

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Definition of Commit

1. to do, perform, or perpetrate [v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Commit

commissural cheilitis
commissural fibres
commissural myelotomy
commissure of cerebral hemispheres
commissure of fornix
commissure of habenulae
commissure of inferior colliculi
commissure of lips
commissure of superior colliculus
commit a bill
commit point
commit suicide
commit to memory
commitment of mentally ill

Literary usage of Commit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"Agreement to commit a crime, or wrong. It is plain that the courts would not ... Nor again will the courts enforce an agreement to commit a civil wrong. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"In some of the United States, the attempt to commit a crime is ... There is no law against a man's intending to commit a murder the day after to-morrow. ..."

3. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Emmerich de Vattell (1797)
"_,$ t:*\ gives a right to commit them, is either general or particular. ... of the one may commit ..."

4. The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan, James Solas Dodd (1795)
"... privileged to commit without censure; and not in reviling the persons or misrepresenting the actions of superiors. The former may with great propriety ..."

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