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commit

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1 to carry through (as a process) to completion

  • accused of committing a felony
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go through

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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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