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Meaning & Definition of Commit in English





1. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

  • "Perpetrate a crime"
  • "Pull a bank robbery"
  • perpetrate,
  • commit,
  • pull

2. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

  • "She committed herself to the work of god"
  • "Give one's talents to a good cause"
  • "Consecrate your life to the church"
  • give,
  • dedicate,
  • consecrate,
  • commit,
  • devote

3. Cause to be admitted

  • Of persons to an institution
  • "After the second episode, she had to be committed"
  • "He was committed to prison"
  • commit,
  • institutionalize,
  • institutionalise,
  • send,
  • charge

4. Confer a trust upon

  • "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"
  • "I commit my soul to god"
  • entrust,
  • intrust,
  • trust,
  • confide,
  • commit

5. Make an investment

  • "Put money into bonds"
  • invest,
  • put,
  • commit,
  • place

6. Engage in or perform

  • "Practice safe sex"
  • "Commit a random act of kindness"
  • commit,
  • practice

Examples of using

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
She's trying to commit suicide.
The saddest thing in life is that you have to commit good actions to prove that you deserve respect, but it's enough to make one little mistake to prove that you're good-for-nothing.