His commitment to both his professions is admirable: currently a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, he also holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.—Erica Wagner, New York Times Book Review, 8 Feb. 2009In their mission statement, the editors bragged of their firm commitment to equality and social justice, but their philosophy didn't prevent them from summoning Lindsey to perform all their menial tasks.—Kim Wong Keltner, The Dim Sum Of All Things, 2004… I actually finished writing two more episodes of the tale before other commitments forced me to shelve it.—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, 2 Aug. 1991His commitment to a blue-water navy expressed his determination to project power.—George F. Will, Newsweek, 22 Nov. 1982
We've got commitments from several charities to donate food and clothing.
the government's commitment of troops to the region
The church has a commitment to helping the poor.
The boss noticed her strong commitment to her work.
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Recent Examples on the WebThe organization is also demanding to see all details of commitments Israel has made as part of the deal, including fuel delivery.—NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 It was designed to showcase the brand’s commitment to the Middle Eastern country, and sold exclusively to VIPs in the region.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 The analyst notes the company’s commitment to achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2042.—WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 Pepsi’s commitment to featuring diverse individuals in their advertising not only promotes inclusivity but also challenges harmful stereotypes, fostering a more positive and accepting societal attitude.—Steve Simoncic, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 However, the company has publicly doubled down on its commitment to OpenAI in the wake of the chaos at the AI startup.—Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 This significant initiative is a testament to our commitment to bolster the…
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China has claimed sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, including vast swathes of waterways that fall within the Philippines’s exclusive economic zone.—Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 21 Nov. 2023 People familiar with the matter told The Post that the power struggle that led to Altman’s ouster dealt in part with the tension between his push to commercialize the company’s technology and OpenAI’s commitments to safety.—Tatum Hunter, Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2023 Matt Damon, who became an action star with the role in the early 2000s, could potentially become involved, but at this stage there is no script, and thus no star commitments.—Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Nov. 2023 See More
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Commitment to a mental health facility is called civil commitment when it is not part of a criminal proceeding. Civil commitment proceedings are initiated by the patient, in the case of voluntary commitment, or by someone (as a family member or government agent) authorized by statute to petition for the patient's involuntary commitment. Some form of a hearing and periodic review is required in involuntary commitment proceedings. A criminal defendant may be committed to a mental hospital as a result of being found incompetent to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, or incompetent to be sentenced.
: an act of referring a matter to a legislative committee
: a warrant committing someone to a prison
: an agreement or promise to do something in the future
especially: a promise to assume a financial obligation at a future date