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1. commit [ v ] perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
Examples: : "perpetrate a crime" "pull a bank robbery"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

If such a paragon of perfection as Palmer could commit such a scoring sacrilege , there was hope left for all .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Moreover , the diabetic patient who relies_on cure by the quack device and therefore cuts_off his insulin intake can be committing suicide .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

District_Attorney M._W._Mills warned that he would vigorously prosecute persons caught committing these crimes or carrying arms - he just did n't catch anyone .

Synonyms commit pull perpetrate Related Terms act make recommit perpetrator perpetration pull

2. commit [ v ] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Examples: "She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

Used in print:

(Newark Evening News...)

Sir - Permit me to commend your editorial in_which you stress the fact that a program of county colleges will substantially increase local tax burdens and that taxpayers have a right to a clear idea of_what such a program would commit them to .

(Huston Smith, "Interfaith Communication: The...)

Having once committed himself to an ideal which he considers worthwhile , he inevitably creates forms for its expression and institutions for its continuance .

(Kenneth Underwood and Elden Jacobsen, "Probing the...)

Though the reference_to race was stricken by the association in 1950 , being an agent of such `` detrimental '' influences still appears as the cardinal sin realtors see themselves committed to avoid .

(Rhode Island Development Council. Annual Report 1960....)

Fifty-two companies started or committed themselves to new plant construction , totaling 1418000 square_feet and representing an investment of $ 11900000 ; a new post-World_War 2 , record .

Synonyms devote commit give dedicate consecrate Related Terms use implement rededicate vow apply sacrifice give dedication commitment consecration idolatry dedication

3. commit [ v ] cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
Examples: "After the second episode, she had to be committed" "he was committed to prison"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

He was also at_the_same_time gaining practical experience as a safe_breaker and highwayman , and learning how to shoot to kill from a Neanderthal convicted murderer named Gene_Geary , later committed to Chester_Asylum as a homicidal maniac , but whose eyes misted with tears when the young Dion sang a ballad about an Irish mother in his clear and syrupy tenor .

O_'_Banion 's first conflict with the police came in 1909 , at seventeen , when he was committed to Bridewell_Prison for three months for burglary ; two years later he served another three months for assault .

Synonyms commit send institutionalize institutionalise charge Related Terms transfer transfer hospitalize mental_hospital commitment

4. commit [ v ] To confer a trust upon
Examples: "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"

Used in print:

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The sole guidance given the Court for discharging the task committed to it was this : `` The judgment must therefore be reversed and the cause remanded to the District_Court for a determination , after further hearing , of the equitable relief necessary and appropriate in the public interest to eliminate the effects of the acquisition offensive to the statute .

Synonyms entrust confide trust commit intrust Related Terms pass commend consign recommit obligate committee trustee trust regent

5. commit [ v ] make an investment
Examples: "Put money into bonds"

Used in print:

(An Act for International Development, A Summary...)

Most important of all , the less developed countries must be persuaded to take the necessary steps to allocate and commit their own resources .

Synonyms put invest commit place Related Terms divest spend fund speculate tie_up roll_over shelter buy_into investing investor commitment

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