commit com‧mit [kəˈmɪt] verb committed PTandPP committing PRESPART
1. [intransitive, transitive] to say that someone will definitely do something or must do something:
commit somebody to do something

• He committed his government to support Thailand's traditional free-market system.

commit yourself to doing something

• Sorry, I've already committed myself to working for Clive.

commit to something

• She would not want to commit to anything that would last more than a year.

2. [transitive] to decide to use money, time, people etc for a particular purpose:
commit something to something

• A client needs to approve an idea before committing resources to it.

3. [transitive] LAW to do something wrong or illegal:

• We are confident that we have not committed any fraud.

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commit UK US /kəˈmɪt/ verb (-tt-)
[I or T] to promise to do something or to promise that something will happen: commit to sth »

The CEO declined to commit to a time frame for the decision.

commit to doing sth »

Families who sign up to the service have to commit to buying their groceries from one internet source for a year.

commit youself (to sth) »

Carefully check out arrangements before committing yourself.

[T] to decide or promise to use something for a particular purpose: commit sth (to sth) »

Check who you are dealing with and the terms and conditions on the account before committing cash.

commit sth to do sth »

He has committed $5 million of his own money to get the project going.

[T] to do something illegal or that is considered wrong: »

commit a crime/felony/offence


She is charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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