com·​mit·​ted kə-ˈmi-təd How to pronounce committed (audio)
: placed in confinement (as in a mental institution)
committed patients
: having made a pledge or commitment to someone (such as a romantic partner) or something (such as a cause)
committed partners
a committed parent/teacher
strongly committed to the fight for equal rights
also : characterized by such a pledge or commitment
two people in a committed relationship

Examples of committed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the plans, community advocates remain committed to fighting the closure, and calling on the governor to step in to stop the closure. Jessica Bartlett,, 11 Sep. 2023 Union remained committed to the minimalist vibes with her makeup. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 11 Sep. 2023 Why the Jaguars stayed so committed with that run game was hard to figure out. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Sep. 2023 Kristen South, a spokeswoman for Union Pacific, said Sunday that the layoffs weren’t a problem, and the railroad remains committed to safety. Josh Funk, Fortune, 10 Sep. 2023 Nearly 40 years after outré comedian Andy Kaufman’s death from cancer, there remain fans who are certain that a faked demise was Kaufman’s most ambitious and committed hoax. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 Go deeper and browse our engaging list of second date ideas to discover if your interests and values are aligned and compatible for a committed relationship. Janece Maze, Country Living, 31 Aug. 2023 But the couple is still committed to helping support Dolly's large family and have worked with many children through her charity. Maria Carter, Country Living, 30 Aug. 2023 Pegg demonstrates his versatility in a committed, relatively serious performance lacking only the context which might have given it purpose. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of committed was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Committed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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