committed

adjective
com·​mit·​ted | \ kə-ˈmi-təd How to pronounce committed (audio) \

Definition of committed

1 : placed in confinement (as in a mental institution) committed patients
2 : 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

First Known Use of committed

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Committed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/committed. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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