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committed \committed\ adj.

  1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of uncommitted.

    Note: [Narrower terms: bound up, involved, wrapped up; dedicated, devoted; pledged, sworn]

  2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called attached. Opposite of unattached.

    Note: [Narrower terms: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate); married]

    Syn: attached.

  3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution.


bespoken \be*spok"en\ adj.

  1. same as made-to-order; -- of clothing.

    Syn: bespoke, custom, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made.

  2. bound by an agreement to become married to someone.

    Syn: affianced, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate).

  1. betrothed or engaged to be married v

  2. (past participle of bespeak English)

  1. adj. of clothing [syn: bespoke, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made]

  2. pledged to be married; "the engaged couple" [syn: affianced, betrothed, engaged, pledged]

  1. v. be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued" [syn: betoken, indicate, point, signal]

  2. express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service" [syn: request, call for, quest]

  3. [also: bespoken, bespoke]


See bespeak

Usage examples of "bespoken".

The man of whom we had bespoken them met us there with despair upon his face.

The whole of the boxes was bespoken, and our manager was given to understand that his expenses for this night were guaranteed.

His valise was left behind at the inn, for he proposed to return there in the evening, and had indeed bespoken for himself a snug little supper.

Anigel had bespoken her intentions to Jagun, and he had relayed the news to Kadiya and Captain Ly Woonly.

I have not bespoken Ani of your terrible plan, but I have warned her that Orogastus and the pirates are sailing down upon Derorguila.

Kramassak has bespoken Sasstu-Cha of the Wyvilo, and Gurebb has done the best he could with the Glismak.

And right there in the south-wing corridor of the palace, I was bespoken by one of the Beaconfolk.

She had bespoken Stergos in the middle of the night, telling him that conditions were fair for the invaders to proceed, then gone back to bed.

In spite of her promise to meet Conrig, no one had yet laid eyes on her, nor had she bespoken either alchymist since giving notice that the gates to Holt Mallburn were open to the Cathran army.

Tarnians have just bespoken me that their adverse winds have suddenly reversed themselves.

Suffice it for all third persons to know--what Rosalind indeed has never known, and what I hope no reader will be fool enough to tell her--that Orlando was for the moment hopelessly and besottedly faithless to his wife, and that my services had been bespoken in the very narrowest nick of time.

Therefore, being treated and bespoken as almost an equal by this wellborn, noble, obviously highly educated and widely traveled Sassenach lord was a singular and most exciting experience for the humble man.

Your brethren of the Kovuko Valley have bespoken you over the leagues, telling what I have done.

The response included many a bespoken groan of disgruntlement, but it was nonetheless sincere.

Let us now ask the Most High to guide us in our interpretation, for I believe it is given us this night to oppose the power of darkness bespoken in the dream.