- IPA (key): /kəˈmɪt/
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- Hyphenation: com‧mit
- (transitive) If you commit something illegal or bad, you do it.
- We have committed no offense and ask to be freed at once.
- The people who have committed this dreadful act should be punished.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you commit to something, you agree or say that you will do or participate in something.
- The president has committed the government to improving schools.
- We must commit ourselves to the job at hand.
- After committing to the project last year, they are now trying to pull out.
- She wants to get married, but he's not ready to commit.
- The government has committed $10 million towards solving the problem.
- (transitive) If you commit someone to a place or a process, you send them there, often against their will.
- He was committed to a mental hospital after he tried to kill himself.
- The judge committed him to twelve years for the murder.
- (transitive) If you commit words or idea to something, you record them there.
- He committed the whole speech to memory.
- She committed her life's story to paper.