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Meaning of COMMIT

Pronunciation:  ku'mit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
  3. [v]  cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
  4. [v]  To confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
  5. [v]  perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

COMMIT is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: charge, confide, consecrate, dedicate, devote, entrust, give, institutionalise, institutionalize, intrust, invest, perpetrate, place, pull, put, send, trust
 Antonyms: divest
 See Also: act, apply, buy into, commend, consign, drop, employ, expend, fund, give, hand, hospitalise, hospitalize, job, make, move, obligate, pass, pass on, reach, recommit, recommit, rededicate, speculate, spend, tie up, transfer, turn over, use, utilise, utilize, vow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Committed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Committing}.] [L. committere, commissum, to connect,
    commit; com- + mittere to send. See {Mission}.]
    1. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to
       intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
             Commit thy way unto the Lord.         --Ps. xxxvii.
             Bid him farewell, commit him to the grave. --Shak.
    2. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
             These two were committed.             --Clarendon.
    3. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
             Thou shalt not commit adultery.       --Ex. xx. 14.
    4. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with. [R.]
       --Dr. H. More.
    5. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by
       some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used
       reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.
             You might have satisfied every duty of political
             friendship, without commiting the honor of your
             sovereign.                            --Junius.
             Any sudden assent to the proposal . . . might
             possibly be considered as committing the faith of
             the United States.                    --Marshall.
    6. To confound. [An obsolete Latinism.]
             Committing short and long [quantities]. --Milton.
    {To commit a bill} (Legislation), to refer or intrust it to a
       committee or others, to be considered and reported.
    {To commit to memory}, or {To commit}, to learn by heart; to
    Syn: {To Commit}, {Intrust}, {Consign}.
    Usage: These words have in common the idea of transferring
           from one's self to the care and custody of another.
           Commit is the widest term, and may express only the
           general idea of delivering into the charge of another;
           as, to commit a lawsuit to the care of an attorney; or
           it may have the special sense of intrusting with or
           without limitations, as to a superior power, or to a
           careful servant, or of consigning, as to writing or
           paper, to the flames, or to prison. To intrust denotes
           the act of committing to the exercise of confidence or
           trust; as, to intrust a friend with the care of a
           child, or with a secret. To consign is a more formal
           act, and regards the thing transferred as placed
           chiefly or wholly out of one's immediate control; as,
           to consign a pupil to the charge of his instructor; to
           consign goods to an agent for sale; to consign a work
           to the press.
  2. \Com"mit\, v. i.
    To sin; esp., to be incontinent. [Obs.]
          Commit not with man's sworn spouse.      --Shak.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: To send a person to prison, asylum, or reformatory by a court order.
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