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