HyperDic: commit

English > 6 senses of the word commit:
VERBsocialcommit, perpetrate, pullperform an act, usually with a negative connotation
communicationcommit, give, dedicate, consecrate, devotegive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
possessioncommit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, chargecause to be admitted
possessioncommit, entrust, intrust, trust, confideconfer a trust upon
possessioncommit, invest, put, placemake an investment
socialcommit, practiceengage in or perform
commit > pronunciation
Soundskahmih't
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > commit: 6 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningPerform an act, usually with a negative connotation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey commit him to write the letter
Synonymsperpetrate, pull
Narrowermakecarry out or commit
recommitcommit once again, as of a crime
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcometer, perpetrar
Catalancometre, perpetrar
Nounscommission, committalthe act of committing a crime
English > commit: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example"She committed herself to the work of God"
Synonymsgive, dedicate, consecrate, devote
Narrowerapplyapply oneself to
rededicatededicate anew
vow, consecratededicate to a deity by a vow
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar togiveoffer in good faith
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishcomprometer, consagrarse, consagrar, dedicarse, dedicar
Catalanconsagrar-se, consagrar, dedicar-se, dedicar
Nounscommitmentthe act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
English > commit: 6 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningCause to be admitted; of persons to an institution.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Examples
  • "After the second episode, she had to be committed"
  • "he was committed to prison"
Synonymsinstitutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge
Narrowerhospitalize, hospitaliseAdmit into a hospital / hospital
BroadertransferMove from one place to another
Spanishenviar, ingresar, institucionalizar, internar
Catalanenviar, ingressar, institucionalitzar, internar
Nounscommitment, committalthe official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
English > commit: 6 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningconfer a trust upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Example "I commit my soul to God"
Synonymsentrust, intrust, trust, confide
NarrowercommendGive to in charge
consign, chargeGive over to another for care or safekeeping
obligatecommit in order to fulfill an obligation
recommitcommit again
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishconfiar, encargar
Catalanconfiar
Nounscommitteea special group delegated to consider some matter
English > commit: 6 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaningmake an investment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsinvest, put, place
Narrowerbuy intobuy stocks or shares of a company
fundinvest money in government securities
roll overRe-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security
shelterinvest (money) so that it is not taxable
speculate, jobinvest at a risk
tie upinvest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Oppositedivest, disinvestReduce or dispose of
Spanishcolocar, invertir, investir
Catalaninvertir, investir
Nounscommitmentan engagement by contract involving financial obligation
English > commit: 6 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningEngage in or perform.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "commit a random act of kindness"
Synonympractice
Broaderprosecute, engage, pursuecarry out or participate in an activity

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