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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)

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.

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."