|1.||[ verb ] perform an act, usually with a negative connotation|
: "perpetrate a crime" "pull a bank robbery"
|Related terms:||act make recommit perpetrator perpetration pull|
|2.||[ verb ] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause|
|Synonyms:||devote give dedicate consecrate|
"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"
|Related terms:||use implement rededicate vow apply sacrifice give dedication commitment consecration idolatry dedication|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution|
|Synonyms:||send institutionalize institutionalise charge|
"After the second episode, she had to be committed" "he was committed to prison"
|Related terms:||transfer transfer hospitalize mental_hospital commitment|
|4.||[ verb ] To confer a trust upon|
|Synonyms:||entrust confide trust intrust|
"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"
|Related terms:||pass commend consign recommit obligate committee trustee trust regent|
|5.||[ verb ] (stock exchange) make an investment|
|Synonyms:||put invest place|
"Put money into bonds"
|Related terms:||divest spend fund speculate tie_up roll_over shelter buy_into investing investor commitment|