committed


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

committed

(kəˈmɪtɪd)
adj
1. having a strong commitment to an ideology, religion, etc
2. supporting; in favour of
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.committed - bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude; "committed church members"; "a committed Marxist"
uncommitted - not bound or pledged
2.committed - associated in an exclusive sexual relationshipcommitted - associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"

committed

adjective
1. dedicated, devoted, loyal, intent, faithful, devout, resolute, adherent, dutiful He said the government remained committed to attaining peace.
2. pledged, involved, promised, tied, engaged, obliged, duty-bound It would have meant cancelling several meetings which I was already committed to.
Translations
مُلْتَزِم بِ
angažovanýzavázaný
engagere sig
elkötelezett
skuldbundinn; staîfastur
angažovaný
kendini adamış

committed

[kəˈmɪtɪd] ADJcomprometido
a committed writerun escritor comprometido

committed

[kəˈmɪtɪd] adj
[writer, politician] → engagé(e); [Christian] → convaincu(e)
to be committed to sth [+ aim] → être attaché(e) à qch

committed

adj (= dedicated)engagiert; he is so committed to his work that …er geht so in seiner Arbeit auf, dass …; all his life he has been committed to this causeer hat sich sein Leben lang für diese Sache eingesetzt

committed

[kəˈmɪtɪd] adj (Christian) → convinto/a; (writer) → impegnato/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
The medical man who examined him, being informed of this circumstance, considered the post-mortem appearances as being perfectly compatible with murder by smothering--that is to say, with murder committed by some person, or persons, pressing the pillow over the nose and mouth of the deceased, until death resulted from congestion of the lungs.
3) that during their military movement they should have at their head a man who could justify to himself and to them the deceptions, robberies, and murders which would have to be committed during that movement.
I don't know that I said anything about the time that had passed since the crime was committed," she answered, sharply.
The convention appears to have been attentive to both these points: they have directed the President to be chosen by select bodies of electors, to be deputed by the people for that express purpose; and they have committed the appointment of senators to the State legislatures.
I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last--into positive real enjoyment
A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine, but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.
If we do not know yet how the murderer succeeded in getting away, we can at any rate see how he came in and committed the robbery.
I have a man here, who committed a murder eight- and-twenty years ago.
and that was not to eat bread from a table-cloth, nor embrace his wife, and other points which, though I cannot now call them to mind, I here grant as expressed) until I take complete vengeance upon him who has committed such an offence against me.
Neither is it enough, to consult concerning persons secundum genera, as in an idea, or mathematical description, what the kind and character of the person should be; for the greatest errors are committed, and the most judgment is shown, in the choice of individuals.
And committed the special would have been, only Jinks, who was the magistrate's adviser (having had a legal education of three years in a country attorney's office), whispered the magistrate that he thought it wouldn't do; so the magistrate made a speech, and said, that in consideration of the special's family, he would merely reprimand and discharge him.
The unhappy girl committed suicide on discovering the fraud to which she had been subjected.