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com·mit·ment

 (kə-mĭt′mənt)
n.
1. The act or an instance of committing, especially:
a. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
b. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
c. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
2.
a. A pledge or obligation, as to follow a certain course of action: a public official's commitment to uphold the Constitution.
b. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
3. The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person: a profound commitment to the family.

commitment

(kəˈmɪtmənt)
n
1. the act of committing or pledging
2. the state of being committed or pledged
3. an obligation, promise, etc that restricts one's freedom of action
4. (Parliamentary Procedure) the referral of a bill to a committee or legislature
5. (Law) law Also called (esp formerly): mittimus a written order of a court directing that a person be imprisoned
6. the official consignment of a person to a mental hospital or prison
7. commission or perpetration, esp of a crime
8. (Stock Exchange) a future financial obligation or contingent liability
Also called (esp for senses 5, 6): committal

com•mit•ment

(kəˈmɪt mənt)

n.
1. the act of committing.
2. the state of being committed.
3. the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
4. a pledge or promise: to make a commitment to pay bills on time.
5. engagement; involvement: a sincere commitment to religion.
6. perpetration or commission, as of a crime.
7.
a. consignment to or confinement in a prison, mental hospital, or other institution.
b. a court order to confine someone in an institution.
8. the act of referring a bill or proposal to a committee.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commitment - the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purposecommitment - the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
investment - the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"
2.commitment - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of actioncommitment - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
communalism - loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
consecration - a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal); "his consecration to study"
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
devotion - commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
enlistment - the act of enlisting (as in a military service)
faith - loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; "keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"
3.commitment - an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"
involvement, participation, involution, engagement - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
incurrence - the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)
4.commitment - a message that makes a pledge
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
oath, swearing - a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
affirmation - (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
5.commitment - the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

commitment

noun
1. dedication, loyalty, devotion, adherence a commitment to the ideals of Bolshevism
dedication wavering, indecisiveness, vacillation
2. responsibility, tie, duty, obligation, liability, engagement I've got too many commitments to take on anything more right now.
3. pledge, promise, guarantee, undertaking, vow, assurance, word We made a commitment to keep working together.
pledge negation, disavowal
Proverbs
"In for a penny, in for a pound"
"One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb"

commitment

noun
An act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion:
Translations
الْتِزام
závazek
forpligtelse
velvollisuus
elkötelezettség
skuldbinding
forpliktelseforpliktingoverlatelseoverlatingtvangsinnleggelse
sorumlulukyükümlülük

commitment

[kəˈmɪtmənt] N
1. (= obligation) → obligación f
he has heavy teaching commitmentstiene muchas obligaciones como profesor
family commitmentsobligaciones familiares
2. (= pledge) to give a commitment to do sthcomprometerse a hacer algo
she would give no commitmentno quiso comprometerse
3. (= devotion) → entrega f, devoción f

commitment

[kəˈmɪtmənt] n
(= engagement) → engagement m
commitment to sth (= devotion to) → engagement dans qch
(= obligation) → responsabilité f

commitment

n
(= obligation)Verpflichtung f; (= dedication)Engagement nt; his family commitmentsseine familiären Verpflichtungen pl; his teaching commitmentsseine Lehrverpflichtungen pl; there’s no commitment (to buy)es besteht kein(erlei) Kaufzwang; to make a commitment to do something (form)sich verpflichten, etw zu tun; the trainer demands one hundred per cent commitment from his teamder Trainer verlangt von seiner Mannschaft hundertprozentigen Einsatz; his commitment to his job is totaler geht völlig in seiner Arbeit auf; political/military commitmentpolitisches/militärisches Engagement; he is frightened of commitment (in relationship) → er hat Angst davor, sich festzulegen
(Parl, of bill) → Überweisung fan den (zuständigen) Ausschuss

commitment

[kəˈmɪtmənt] n (responsibility) → impegno; (devotion) → dedizione f
he refused to make any commitment → ha rifiutato d'impegnarsi in alcun modo

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.

com·mit·ment

n. obligación, compromiso.
References in classic literature ?
The awful discretion which a court of impeachments must necessarily have, to doom to honor or to infamy the most confidential and the most distinguished characters of the community, forbids the commitment of the trust to a small number of persons.
The handbills of the selectmen would cause the commitment of all the vagabonds in the State; the paragraph in the Parker's Falls Gazette would be reprinted from Maine to Florida, and perhaps form an item in the London newspapers; and many a miser would tremble for his money bags and life, on learning the catastrophe of Mr.
The magistrate, upon the encouragement of so learned a coadjutor, and upon the violent intercession of the squire, was at length prevailed upon to seat himself in the chair of justice, where being placed, upon viewing the muff which Jones still held in his hand, and upon the parson's swearing it to be the property of Mr Western, he desired Mr Fitzpatrick to draw up a commitment, which he said he would sign.
They don't understand the difference between love and commitment.
turned around an $18 million loan commitment in just two days.
As organizations recognize the competitive advantage that can be gained through human resources, research on organizational commitment has gained importance.
One of the most fundamental concepts on the one hand and theoretical efforts have focused much of their and the other at all levels of management and human resources organizations have job satisfaction of employees and their commitment to the organization.
Standard Life publish ' Your Commitments, Your Future' defining three core commitment stages during a lifetime
Psychologist Professor Janet Reibstein, who helped develop the report into the nature of commitment, said: "We spend over two hours a day thinking about emotional commitments, but just 37 minutes on our financial commitments.
Over the years, many researchers have examined organizational commitment and how it develops.
Employees' commitment to their organization may be affected following a crisis.
In response changes were made to the preamble to assert the government's commitment to the promotion and delivery of public health care services by not-for-profit organizations, and commitment to the principles of the Canada Health Act and the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004.