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com·mit

 (kə-mĭt′)
v. com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting, com·mits
v.tr.
1. To do, perform, or perpetrate: commit a murder.
2. To put in trust or charge; entrust: commit oneself to the care of a doctor; commit responsibilities to an assistant.
3. To consign for future use or for preservation: We must commit the necessary funds for the project.
4. To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.
5. To put into a place to be disposed of or kept safe: committed the manuscript to the flames.
6.
a. To make known the views of (oneself) on an issue: I never commit myself on such issues.
b. To bind, obligate, or devote, as by a pledge: They were committed to follow orders. She committed herself to her art.
7. To refer (a legislative bill, for example) to a committee.
v.intr.
To pledge, obligate, or devote one's own self: felt that he was too young to commit fully to marriage.

[Middle English committen, from Latin committere : com-, com- + mittere, to send.]

com·mit′ta·ble adj.

commit

(kəˈmɪt)
vb (tr) , -mits, -mitting or -mitted
1. to hand over, as for safekeeping; charge; entrust: to commit a child to the care of its aunt.
2. commit to memory to learn by heart; memorize
3. (Law) to confine officially or take into custody: to commit someone to prison.
4. (usually passive) to pledge or align (oneself), as to a particular cause, action, or attitude: a committed radical.
5. (Military) to order (forces) into action
6. to perform (a crime, error, etc); do; perpetrate
7. to surrender, esp for destruction: she committed the letter to the fire.
8. (Parliamentary Procedure) to refer (a bill, etc) to a committee of a legislature
[C14: from Latin committere to join, from com- together + mittere to put, send]
comˈmittable adj
comˈmitter n

com•mit

(kəˈmɪt)

v. -mit•ted, -mit•ting. v.t.
1. to give in trust or charge; consign.
2. to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing.
3. to declare as having a certain opinion or position: The senator would not commit herself on the upcoming vote.
4. to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance: to commit oneself to a healthy lifestyle.
5. to entrust, esp. for safekeeping; commend: to commit one's soul to God.
6. to assign or allot for a certain purpose: to commit troops to battle.
7. to do; perform; perpetrate: to commit murder.
8. to consign, as to a prison or mental institution, by or as if by legal authority.
9. to deliver for treatment, disposal, etc.; relegate: to commit a manuscript to the flames.
10. to refer (a legislative bill or proposal) to a committee for consideration.
v.i.
11. to pledge or engage oneself.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French committer) < Latin committere to join together, engage, begin, entrust, commit]
com•mit′ta•ble, adj.

commit

The process of committing one or more air interceptors or surface-to-air missiles for interception against a target track.

commit


Past participle: committed
Gerund: committing

Imperative
commit
commit
Present
I commit
you commit
he/she/it commits
we commit
you commit
they commit
Preterite
I committed
you committed
he/she/it committed
we committed
you committed
they committed
Present Continuous
I am committing
you are committing
he/she/it is committing
we are committing
you are committing
they are committing
Present Perfect
I have committed
you have committed
he/she/it has committed
we have committed
you have committed
they have committed
Past Continuous
I was committing
you were committing
he/she/it was committing
we were committing
you were committing
they were committing
Past Perfect
I had committed
you had committed
he/she/it had committed
we had committed
you had committed
they had committed
Future
I will commit
you will commit
he/she/it will commit
we will commit
you will commit
they will commit
Future Perfect
I will have committed
you will have committed
he/she/it will have committed
we will have committed
you will have committed
they will have committed
Future Continuous
I will be committing
you will be committing
he/she/it will be committing
we will be committing
you will be committing
they will be committing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been committing
you have been committing
he/she/it has been committing
we have been committing
you have been committing
they have been committing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been committing
you will have been committing
he/she/it will have been committing
we will have been committing
you will have been committing
they will have been committing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been committing
you had been committing
he/she/it had been committing
we had been committing
you had been committing
they had been committing
Conditional
I would commit
you would commit
he/she/it would commit
we would commit
you would commit
they would commit
Past Conditional
I would have committed
you would have committed
he/she/it would have committed
we would have committed
you would have committed
they would have committed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.commit - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
make - carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"
recommit - commit once again, as of a crime
2.commit - give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
vow, consecrate - dedicate to a deity by a vow
give - offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
rededicate - dedicate anew; "They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
apply - apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
3.commit - cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
hospitalise, hospitalize - admit into a hospital; "Mother had to be hospitalized because her blood pressure was too high"
4.commit - confer a trust uponcommit - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
commend - give to in charge; "I commend my children to you"
hand, pass on, turn over, pass, reach, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
consign, charge - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
recommit - commit again; "It was recommitted into her custody"
obligate - commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
5.commit - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
fund - invest money in government securities
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
roll over - re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security; "She rolled over her IRA"
shelter - invest (money) so that it is not taxable
tie up - invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments"
job, speculate - invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
buy into - buy stocks or shares of a company
6.commit - engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
engage, pursue, prosecute - carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

commit

verb
1. do, perform, carry out, execute, enact, perpetrate I have never committed any crime.
2. give, deliver, engage, deposit, hand over, commend, entrust, consign The government have committed billions of pounds for a programme to reduce acid rain.
give receive, withhold
3. put in custody, confine, imprison, consign His drinking caused him to be committed to a psychiatric hospital.
put in custody free, release, let out, set free
commit yourself to something pledge to, promise to, bind yourself to, make yourself liable for, obligate yourself to She didn't want to commit herself to working at weekends.

commit

verb
1. To be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime):
Informal: pull off.
2. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance:
Idiom: give in trust.
3. To place officially in confinement:
Informal: send up.
4. To be morally bound to do:
Translations
يَرْتَكِبيَرْتَكِبُيَلْتَزِميودِعُ في السِّجْن
spáchatzavázat seodsouditpředat
begåforpligte sigindlæggeindsætte
tehdä rikos tai virhe
počiniti
elkötelezi magátelkövet
afhenda; setja ífremjaskuldbinda
犯す
저지르다
atsidavęsįsipareigojimasįsipareigotipareigapareigingas
ieslodzītizdarītnodotuzņemties saistības
spáchať
storitizakriviti
begå
ให้คำมั่นสัญญา
işlemekkapamakkendini adamaküstlenmekyapmak
phạm phải

commit

[kəˈmɪt]
A. VT
1. [+ crime, sin, error] → cometer
to commit suicidesuicidarse
see also perjury
2. (= consign) [+ resources] → asignar, destinar; [+ troops] → enviar (Parl) [+ bill] → remitir a una comisión
to commit sb (to mental hospital) → internar a algn
to commit sth to sb's chargeconfiar algo a algn
to commit sth to the flamesarrojar algo al fuego
to commit sth to memoryaprender algo de memoria
to commit sth to paperponer algo por escrito
to commit sb to prisonencarcelar a algn
to commit sb for trialremitir a algn al tribunal
to commit sth to writingponer algo por escrito
3. (= pledge) → comprometer
accepting this offer does not commit you to anythingaceptar esta oferta no le compromete a nada
I am committed to help himme he comprometido a ayudarle
he is committed to changeestá dedicado a buscar una forma de cambiar
we are deeply committed to this policycreemos firmemente en esta política
4. to commit o.s. (to)comprometerse (a)
I can't commit myselfno puedo comprometerme
without committing myselfsin compromiso por mi parte
B. VI to commit to sb/sthcomprometerse con algn/a algo

commit

[kəˈmɪt]
vt
[+ crime, offence] → commettre
to commit a crime → commettre un crime
to commit suicide → se suicider
He committed suicide → Il s'est suicidé.
to commit sth to sb's care → confier qch à la garde de qn
to commit sb to an institution → (faire) interner qn
(= devote) [+ money] → investir
to commit o.s. → s'engager
I don't want to commit myself → Je ne veux pas m'engager.
to commit o.s. to sth → s'engager dans qch
to commit sth to writing → coucher qch par écrit
(LAW) to commit sb for trial → traduire qn en justice
vi (= commit o.s.) → s'engager
to commit to sth → s'investir dans qch

commit

vt
(= perpetrate)begehen; the crimes they committed against humanityihre Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit
to commit somebody (to prison/to a home)jdn ins Gefängnis/in ein Heim einweisen; to have somebody committed (to an asylum)jdn in eine Anstalt einweisen lassen; to commit somebody for trialjdn einem Gericht überstellen; to commit somebody/something to somebody’s carejdn/etw jds Obhut (dat)anvertrauen; to commit something to writing or to paperetw zu Papier bringen
(= involve, obligate)festlegen (→ to auf +acc); to commit troops to a battleTruppen in ein Gefecht schicken; to commit resources/manpower to a projectMittel/Arbeitskräfte für ein Projekt einsetzen; that doesn’t commit you to buying the bookdas verpflichtet Sie nicht zum Kauf des Buches
(Parl) billan den (zuständigen) Ausschuss überweisen
vi to commit to somebody/somethingsich jdm gegenüber/zu etw verpflichten
vrsich festlegen (→ to auf +acc); to commit oneself on an issuesich in einer Frage festlegen; you have to commit yourself totally to the causeman muss sich voll und ganz für die Sache einsetzen or engagieren; I don’t want to commit myselfich möchte mich nicht festlegen; the government has committed itself to (undertake) far-reaching reformsdie Regierung hat sich zu weitreichenden or weit reichenden Reformen bekannt or verpflichtet; … without committing myself to the whole contract… ohne damit an den ganzen Vertrag gebunden zu sein

commit

[kəˈmɪt] vt
a. (crime, act) → commettere
to commit suicide → suicidarsi
b. to commit o.s. (to sth/to doing sth)impegnarsi (in qc/nel fare qc)
c. (consign) to commit sth to sb's careaffidare qc a qn
to commit to memory → imparare a memoria
to commit to writing → mettere per iscritto
to commit sb for trial → rinviare qn a giudizio

commit

(kəˈmit) past tense past participle comˈmitted verb
1. to perform; to do (especially something illegal). He committed the murder when he was drunk.
2. to hand over (a person) to an institution etc for treatment, safekeeping etc. committed to prison.
3. to put (oneself) under a particular obligation. She has committed herself to looking after her dead brother's children till the age of 18.
comˈmitment noun
obligation. She could not take the job because of family commitments.
comˈmittal noun
the act of committing (to an institution).
comˈmitted adjective
pledged to do, or to support, something. He was committed to looking after his uncle; He is a committed socialist.

commit

يَرْتَكِبُ spáchat begå begehen διαπράττω cometer tehdä rikos tai virhe commettre počiniti commettere 犯す 저지르다 begaan begå popełnić comprometer-se, perpretar совершать begå ให้คำมั่นสัญญา işlemek phạm phải 犯(罪)

commit

v. cometer; [intern] internar, encerrar.
References in classic literature ?
And the men who commit these crimes, especially their leader, assure themselves that this is admirable, this is glory- it resembles Caesar and Alexander the Great and is therefore good.
This ideal of glory and grandeur- which consists not merely in considering nothing wrong that one does but in priding oneself on every crime one commits, ascribing to it an incomprehensible supernatural significance- that ideal, destined to guide this man and his associates, had scope for its development in Africa.
They who wish to commit the power under consideration to a popular assembly, composed of members constantly coming and going in quick succession, seem not to recollect that such a body must necessarily be inadequate to the attainment of those great objects, which require to be steadily contemplated in all their relations and circumstances, and which can only be approached and achieved by measures which not only talents, but also exact information, and often much time, are necessary to concert and to execute.
But, before I say any thing else, let me entreat you, as the greatest favor you can do to your sister and your friend, not to enter into any disputes about me with Lady Lundie, and not to commit the imprudence--the useless imprudence, my love--of coming here.
He therefore whispered in the ear of the justice that he would exceed his authority by committing the girl to Bridewell, as there had been no attempt to break the peace; "for I am afraid, sir," says he, "you cannot legally commit any one to Bridewell only for ill-breeding.
I commit my cause to the justice of my judges, yet I see no room for hope.
One mild old man-- a priest, whose chapel was destroyed; a very feeble, patient, inoffensive creature--who was trudging away, alone, designing to walk some distance from town, and then try his fortune with the coaches, told Mr Haredale that he feared he might not find a magistrate who would have the hardihood to commit a prisoner to jail, on his complaint.
For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods, their children, their credit, some particular affair; but to such as they make their counsellors, they commit the whole: by how much the more, they are obliged to all faith and integrity.
A TURBULENT Person was brought before a Judge to be tried for an assault with intent to commit murder, and it was proved that he had been variously obstreperous without apparent provocation, had affected the peripheries of several luckless fellow-citizens with the trunk of a small tree, and subsequently cleaned out the town.
Here an unfortunate special laughed again, whereupon the magistrate threatened to commit him instantly.
But the national government, not being affected by those local circumstances, will neither be induced to commit the wrong themselves, nor want power or inclination to prevent or punish its commission by others.
Hearing this, Sancho said to him, "Your worship should bear in mind, Senor Don Quixote, that if the knight has done what was commanded him in going to present himself before my lady Dulcinea del Toboso, he will have done all that he was bound to do, and does not deserve further punishment unless he commits some new offence.