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verb commit pronunciation in American English /kəˈmɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycommit
he/she/itcommits
present participlecommitting
past tensecommitted
past participlecommitted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to do something illegal or morally wrong
    commit a crime/an offense: The study aims to find out what makes people commit crimes.
    commit murder/a robbery etc.: conspiracy to commit murder
    commit adultery: He had admitted to committing adultery.
    commit suicide: Reports suggest that the singer committed suicide.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to make someone agree or promise to do something
    commit someone to (doing) something: The agreement commits them to a minimum number of performances per year.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to promise to do something
      commit to (doing) something: He would have to commit to spending several thousand dollars.
      I do not want to commit to any particular date.
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to say that you will use available things or people for a particular purpose
    commit something to something: They’ll have to commit more money to the project if they want it to succeed.
  4. 5
    [intransitive] to decide to have a permanent relationship with someone
    He’s not ready to commit.
  5. 7
    [transitive] formal to give someone or something to someone else to take care of
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