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  1. 1
    to agree to do something important

    Take a little time to think before committing yourself.

    commit yourself to (doing) something:

    I have committed myself to the task for at least the coming year.

  2. 2
    to decide to have a permanent relationship with someone
    commit yourself to:

    It was the first time in his life that he had committed himself to a woman.

  3. 3
    to give a definite opinion or make a definite decision

    She won’t commit herself either way.

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