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Meaning & Definition of Commit in English

English

Commit

/kəmɪt/

verb

1. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

  • "Perpetrate a crime"
  • "Pull a bank robbery"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • entrust
  • ,
  • intrust
  • ,
  • trust
  • ,
  • confide
  • ,
  • commit

5. Make an investment

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

6. Engage in or perform

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

Examples of using

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
The internet can't commit crimes!
He had to commit crime because he was starving.