Synonyms and Antonyms of commit

  1. 1 to carry through (as a process) to completion accused of committing a felony Synonyms of commit 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 throughWords Related to commit 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 of commit fail; skimp, slight, slur

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

  3. 3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another commit only some power to each official Synonyms of commit commend, give, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to commit 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 of commit detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of commit hold, keep, retain

  4. 4 to put in or as if in prison committed the rapist to prison Synonyms of commit imprison, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up)Words Related to commit 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 of commit emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterAntonyms of commit discharge, free, liberate, release

Synonym Discussion of commit

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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