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commit

verb

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1 to carry through (as a process) to completion
  • accused of committing a felony

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2 to obligate by prior agreement
  • we were committed to finishing the project

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3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • commit only some power to each official

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4 to put in or as if in prison
  • committed the rapist to prison

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commit, entrust, confide, consign, relegate mean to assign to a person or place for a definite purpose. commit may express the general idea of delivering into another's charge or the special sense of transferring to a superior power or to a special place of custody. committed the felon to prison entrust implies committing with trust and confidence. the president is entrusted with broad powers confide implies entrusting with great assurance or reliance. confided complete control of my affairs to my attorney consign suggests removing from one's control with formality or finality. consigned the damaging notes to the fire relegate implies a consigning to a particular class or sphere often with a suggestion of getting rid of. relegated to an obscure position in the company

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The first known use of commit was in the 15th century

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“Commit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commit. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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