1. [ verb ] perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
Synonyms: pull perpetrate

: "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
Similar spelling:   comity