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Synonyms and Antonyms of commit

  1. 1 to carry through (as a process) to completion <accused of committing a felony> Synonyms accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry off, carry out, perform, compass, do, execute, follow through (with), fulfill (or fulfil), make, negotiate, perpetrate, prosecute, pull off, put throughRelated Words bring about, effect, effectuate, implement; ace, nail; engage (in), practice (also practise); work (at); reduplicate, reenact, repeat; actualize, attain, realize; complete, end, finish, wind upNear Antonyms fail; skimp, slight, slur

  2. 2 to obligate by prior agreement <we were committed to finishing the project> Synonyms pledge, engage, mortgage, trothRelated Words affiance, betroth, plight, promise, swear, vow; contract, enlist, enroll (also enrol), sign on, sign up; overcommitNear Antonyms renege

  3. 3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <commit only some power to each official> Synonyms commend, give, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

  4. 4 to put in or as if in prison <committed the rapist to prison> Synonyms imprison, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up)Related Words constrain, limit, restrain, restrict, shut; bar, gate; apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], capture, catch, detain, nab, pick up, pinch, seize; impress, shanghai; hold, impound, keep; bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammelNear Antonyms emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterAntonyms discharge, free, liberate, release

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February 7, 2016

a slight offense

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