Definition of "commit" []

  • To do, perform, or perpetrate: commit a murder. (verb-transitive)
  • To put in trust or charge; entrust: commit oneself to the care of a doctor; commit responsibilities to an assistant. (verb-transitive)
  • To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility. (verb-transitive)
  • To consign for future use or reference or for preservation: commit the secret code to memory. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into a place to be kept safe or to be disposed of. (verb-transitive)
  • To hand over, as for safekeeping; charge; entrust (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To confine officially or take into custody (verb)
  • To pledge or align (oneself), as to a particular cause, action, or attitude (verb)
  • To order (forces) into action (verb)
  • To perform (a crime, error, etc); do; perpetrate (verb)
  • To surrender, esp for destruction (verb)
  • To refer (a bill, etc) to a committee of a legislature (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "commit" in a sentence
  • "In this book the word commit occurs only slightly less often than the and and because it works to make definite commitments."
  • "The phrase 'commit' when referring to suicide is still in common usage"
  • "But his commit is so superficial that there is no reason to take it as indicating that any significant number of liberals make that mistake."