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be committed to a cause (=believe in an aim very strongly)
▪ We are committed to the cause of racial justice.
be committed to an ideal (=believe in it strongly)
▪ Everyone in the party is committed to the same socialist ideals.
carry out/commit an assault
▪ She admitted to committing the assault.
commit (a) crime
▪ Most crime is committed by young men.
commit (a) murder (=murder someone)
▪ Whoever had committed these murders had planned them carefully.
commit a sin
▪ He has committed a grave sin.
commit a theft
▪ Detectives took us to the place where the theft had been committed.
commit a violation
▪ Several soliders were suspected of committing human rights violations.
commit an actformal (= do something wrong or illegal)
▪ Anyone committing an illegal act deserves to be punished.
commit an errorformal (= make an error, especially a serious one )
▪ He knew he had committed a grave error of judgement.
commit an offence (=do something that is against the law)
▪ He had committed the offence of dangerous driving.
commit excesses (=do very bad or immoral things, especially hurting or killing people in an unacceptable way)
▪ The excesses committed by a small number of soldiers have ruined the regiment's good name.
commit sth to memoryformal (= make yourself remember something)
▪ I've already committed his name to memory.
commit suicide (=kill yourself)
▪ Most people who commit suicide have had depressive illnesses.
committed adultery
▪ She had committed adultery on several occasions.
committing treason
▪ Richter is accused of committing treason against the state.
▪ Urban Programme cash totalling £700,000 is already committed to the scheme, due to start in the summer.
▪ It needed a two-sided commitment and, willingly or not, Niall was already committed, to another woman.
▪ By now I have already committed myself to so much, he wrote.
▪ By the time Gloucester arrived in London the council had already committed a considerable amount of money.
▪ The Labour party is fully committed to health promotion and prevention care.
▪ She makes her evolution, from neutral to fully committed, a credible, touching experience.
▪ Yet most existing fundholders find they do not have the available money as their management fees are fully committed within their practices.
▪ Throughout life you need to be fully committed to each course of action.
▪ But he complains that I give him the impression that I am holding back and am not fully committed.
▪ But never fully committed to the program, the government soon abandoned it.
▪ We are fully committed to reinvigorating the economy of west Cornwall.
▪ Dan Holloway how-ever was fully committed to the effort he led.
▪ He will resign if he is forced to accept an unrealistic budget he can not commit to.
▪ Himself, because alone of them all, he knew what he was committed to.
▪ And not quite in keeping with the positive approach she was committed to.
▪ It is often said that an assault can be committed only by an act and that an omission is not sufficient.
▪ On his eighteenth birthday, his parents had believed it necessary to commit the act that would decisively save their only child.
▪ On 21 September 1982 Mr. Dennis committed an act of bankruptcy by failing to comply with the requirements of a bankruptcy notice.
▪ For a submariner, he had committed a grievous act -- mixing alcohol with duty.
▪ He had committed an act of bankruptcy and a petition had been presented.
▪ What is the price tag for keeping decent, nonviolent people from having to commit the very act that Davis committed?
▪ The Court of Appeal allowed the appellant's appeal against conviction of committing an act of gross indecency.
▪ He was eventually convicted of committing an injurious act, a misdemeanor, police said.
▪ Now that the partisans were well organized in the Province of Parma they committed many acts of sabotage.
▪ The decisions of individual men and women to commit bad acts is what causes crime.
▪ Deny the humanity of any man - even when he commits inhuman acts - and you diminish your own.
▪ Dark Elf raiders have committed innumerable acts of piracy.
▪ Male speaker Saboteurs are people who commit wilful acts of damage.
▪ Is it not astounding that half of all crime in Britain is committed by people under the age of 21?
▪ It is by now well known that about half of all violent crime is committed by and against blacks.
▪ And works of art to create, and games to play, and centuries to remember, and crimes to commit.
▪ Patsy Kensit plays a clairvoyant cop who sees in her mind bits and pieces of crimes before they are committed.
▪ Lawyers said there was confusion about the charges and the crime committed.
▪ They have no evidence a crime was committed.
▪ Of course, corporate crime is actually carried out by individuals; organisations can not themselves plan and commit crimes.
▪ Yet investigators maintained that a crime had been committed and Moon should be held accountable.
▪ He had committed a grave error in lending his approval, together with that of the Church he represented, to the Exhibition.
▪ He watched Offerman commit 139 errors, including a major-league high 35 last season in 115 games.
▪ On this point it seems that the Literary Digest Poll and others committed two errors.
▪ He also committed 27 errors -- second in the league -- but many were due to inexperience.
▪ He also commits the cardinal error of underestimating his audience.
▪ Gagne has committed 40 errors over the last three seasons.
▪ Between them the two women served 27 double-faults and committed 124 unforced errors.
▪ And he committed just 15 errors.
▪ The government is committed to reducing sulphur dioxide emissions by 60 percent to their 1980 levels by 2005.
▪ In 1980, however, the government committed itself to meeting standards by 1985.
▪ Funds from government departments committed to trade and employment fuel their conversations.
▪ The Government are committed to sustaining the momentum of parliamentary reform.
▪ For a government committed to radical change, they had a number of disadvantages.
▪ Mr. Maclean I assure the hon. Gentleman that the Government are committed to a policy of informative labelling.
▪ The government was committed to further major reductions in defence spending.
▪ However, invariably, it is not only bad experiences of learning that are committed to memory.
▪ The former I destroyed before entering the port of Vera Cruz, having committed it to memory.
▪ In theory this sounds quite unrealistic but the worker is reassured that none of these topics need be committed to memory.
▪ The second man looked hard at Jean-Pierre, as if committing his face to memory.
▪ I had gritted my teeth during the tales of murder and mayhem committed by drunken hoodlums from north Belfast.
▪ The Gamester also ended tragically when Beverly, a gambler, falsely accused of murder, committed suicide by taking poison.
▪ Jay Kelly Pinkerton was sentenced to death in Texas for a murder committed when he was 17 years old.
▪ Last week Virginia executed two young men, both in their 20s, for murders that they committed when they were 17.
▪ They would never forget that for a week they had imagined the act of murder had been committed.
▪ Somewhere down in the depths, he felt certain, lay Marius Steen's gun, thrown away after the murder was committed.
▪ Lamech takes two wives, and boasts to them of the murder he has committed, outdoing Cain.
▪ There's only a possibility that the two murders were committed by the same person.
▪ A youngster may have committed the offence only once.
▪ Did W commit an offence under section 1?
▪ So long as the defendant does not communicate his intention, he commits no offence.
▪ Any civil servant who talks to his or her spouse about work would be committing an offence.
▪ In three months he hasn't committed a single offence.
▪ If defendants decide to commit an offence, they must take the consequences.
▪ Have X, Y or Z committed an offence?
▪ The question is: have they on those facts alone committed an offence?
▪ But a constable in uniform may arrest anybody found committing any of the offences under section 12, 13 and 14.
▪ She said that he committed both offences to feed his addiction to gaming machines.
▪ Two who were released, were later recalled, even though they had committed no further offences.
▪ Will people admit to having committed criminal offences, even if they are guaranteed confidentiality?
▪ Let us think rather of a twin track approach, in which custody is reserved for those who commit serious offences.
▪ He had denied committing the offences involving children between the ages of four and 14 between January 1989 and June 1992.
▪ It may be added, of course, that most of those who drink alcohol do not commit offences of violence thereafter.
▪ He said he'd committed two awful offences.
▪ The writer appeared to have been so anxious to commit the message to paper that the conventional opening had been dispensed with.
▪ He has three other plays sketched out in his mind but not yet committed to paper.
▪ In another informative paper, Heaney argues that special collection development policies should be committed to paper.
▪ The decision was probably being committed to paper at this very moment, so that was that.
▪ The dynamic is lost in the process of committing them to paper.
▪ Unlike many top executives, he doesn't believe in committing thorny issues to paper.
▪ We also know how deeply a person is committed to certain intellectual concepts.
▪ He who valued life so much to enter it in the form of a human person must be committed to its survival.
▪ The killing of children, deliberately targeted-what kind of a person could commit such an act?
▪ They had wide powers to arrest persons suspected of committing such crimes as theft, burglary, and serious assault.
▪ Over 20 days, Jacobs methodically developed his theory that Davis kidnapped Polly with the intent of committing rape.
▪ Juveniles 15 and older committing rape or forcible assault are named prominently in offenses automatically transferred to adult court.
▪ Luke O'Malley had committed the unforgivable sin - he had informed on his friends.
▪ I, too, must have lived several lives through the ages and committed enormous sins.
▪ The possibility that he had committed a sin but no murder.
▪ Father Maier, he continued, was committing that sin.
▪ It's fairly entertaining to watch but commits the cardinal sin of not identifying individual players.
▪ Gough has not committed a heinous sin in Kurunegala.
▪ She has committed several sins, greed and gluttony being high on the list.
▪ Or the image of the Fallen, those who have committed the sin of idolatry?
▪ Finally, she told him if he sent her home she'd commit suicide.
▪ She was careful to die alone so that no one could be accused of helping her commit suicide.
▪ He did not commit suicide because he had no patent and had reaped no rewards.
▪ Of those who commit suicide, 60 percent suffer from clinical depression, Quinnett claims.
▪ A gunman wearing a hunting outfit killed 13 people at the University of Montreal yesterday before committing suicide.
▪ She was still holding the newspaper clipping about the woman who committed suicide when her son failed his college entrance exam.
▪ For almost two years detectives maintained that Mr Menson, who had a history of mental illness, had committed suicide.
▪ A friend of mine, Peter Quigley, committed suicide last night.
▪ The defendants were committed for trial at Mold Crown Court.
▪ Later, these too were taken away, and it could only commit for trial by a jury.
▪ Read in studio A man charged with murdering his wife more than twenty years ago has been committed for trial.
▪ Today at Cirencester magistrates court, John Gore, bearded with a long ponytail, was committed for trial at Crown court.
▪ Read in studio A man accused of dumping poisonous waste in a brook has been committed for Crown Court trial.
▪ Despite that conflict of evidence for the Crown, the case was committed for trial.
▪ Brady committed a series of brutal murders.
▪ Detectives believe that the crime was committed at around 7.30 pm.
▪ It now seems likely that Mason was sent to prison for an offence he never committed.
▪ Most violent crimes are committed by young men under the age of 25.
▪ She later claimed that she did not realize she was committing an offense.
▪ The murder must have been committed between 7 and 10pm.
▪ The state of Florida will commit $58 million for a new research facility.
▪ Women commit far fewer crimes than men.
▪ And when the priest came to commit poor old Eddy's body to the flames, Dyson felt something else.
▪ Baldwin, the poor schlemiel, is talked into committing a murder, which he botches badly.
▪ But she is not committed to this place anymore.
▪ Fernando wasn't married but he was committed.
▪ They have no evidence a crime was committed.
▪ What he ought to be sorry about is the crime Archer committed.
▪ What is the price tag for keeping decent, nonviolent people from having to commit the very act that Davis committed?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Commit \Com*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Committed; p. pr. & vb. n. Committing.] [L. committere, commissum, to connect, commit; com- + mittere to send. See Mission.]

  1. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.

    Commit thy way unto the Lord.
    --Ps. xxxvii. 5.

    Bid him farewell, commit him to the grave.

  2. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.

    These two were committed.

  3. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.

    Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    --Ex. xx. 1

  4. 4. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with. [R.]
    --Dr. H. More.

  5. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.

    You might have satisfied every duty of political friendship, without commiting the honor of your sovereign.

    Any sudden assent to the proposal . . . might possibly be considered as committing the faith of the United States.

  6. To confound. [An obsolete Latinism.]

    Committing short and long [quantities].

    To commit a bill (Legislation), to refer or intrust it to a committee or others, to be considered and reported.

    To commit to memory, or To commit, to learn by heart; to memorize.

    Syn: To Commit, Intrust, Consign.

    Usage: These words have in common the idea of transferring from one's self to the care and custody of another. Commit is the widest term, and may express only the general idea of delivering into the charge of another; as, to commit a lawsuit to the care of an attorney; or it may have the special sense of intrusting with or without limitations, as to a superior power, or to a careful servant, or of consigning, as to writing or paper, to the flames, or to prison. To intrust denotes the act of committing to the exercise of confidence or trust; as, to intrust a friend with the care of a child, or with a secret. To consign is a more formal act, and regards the thing transferred as placed chiefly or wholly out of one's immediate control; as, to consign a pupil to the charge of his instructor; to consign goods to an agent for sale; to consign a work to the press.


Commit \Com"mit\, v. i. To sin; esp., to be incontinent. [Obs.]

Commit not with man's sworn spouse.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "to give in charge, entrust," from Latin committere "to unite, connect, combine; to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin; in English from mid-15c. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "emotional and moral engagement."


n. (context computing English) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change. vb. 1 To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto. 2 To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison. 3 To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault. 4 To join a contest; to match; followed by ''with''. 5 To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; for example ''to commit oneself to a certain action'', ''to commit oneself to doing something''. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without ''oneself'' etc.) 6 (context obsolete Latinism English) To confound. 7 (context obsolete intransitive English) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.

  1. v. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn: perpetrate, pull]

  2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church" [syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, devote]

  3. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" [syn: institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge]

  4. confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: entrust, intrust, trust, confide]

  5. make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest, put, place] [ant: divest]

  6. [also: committing, committed]

Commit (data management)

In computer science and data management, a commit is the making of a set of tentative changes permanent. A popular usage is at the end of a transaction. A commit is an act of committing.


Commit may refer to:


A COMMIT statement in SQL ends a transaction within a relational database management system (RDBMS) and makes all changes visible to other users. The general format is to issue a [[Begin work (SQL)|BEGIN WORK]] statement, one or more SQL statements, and then the COMMIT statement. Alternatively, a [[Rollback (data management)|ROLLBACK]] statement can be issued, which undoes all the work performed since BEGIN WORK was issued. A COMMIT statement will also release any existing savepoints that may be in use.

In terms of transactions, the opposite of commit is to discard the tentative changes of a transaction, a rollback.

Commit (version control)

In version control systems, a commit adds the latest changes to [part of] the source code to the repository, making these changes part of the head revision of the repository. Unlike commits in data management, commits in version control systems are kept in the repository indefinitely. Thus, when other users do an update or a checkout from the repository, they will receive the latest committed version, unless they specify they wish to retrieve a previous version of the source code in the repository. Version control systems allow rolling back to previous versions easily. In this context, a commit within a version control system is protected as it is easily rolled back, even after the commit has been done.

Usage examples of "commit".

Then Aarhus and Uclod were there, pounding and stomping and generally committing mayhem until the woman lay still.

If Adams had any thoughts or feelings about the passing of the epochal eighteenth century--any observations on the Age of Enlightenment, the century of Johnson, Voltaire, the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the age of Pitt and Washington, the advent of the United States of America--or if he had any premonitions or words to the wise about the future of his country or of humankind, he committed none to paper.

If he developed information that a crime was about to be committed, agents would then move in and do the necessary surveillance to make a case.

New York SOG that had committed a half dozen agents and five vehicles on four Sundays in a row to follow Abouhalima, Salameh, Nosair, and Ayyad as they trained with automatic weapons at Calverton.

The word reportedly came down to Neal Herman, head of the Joint Terrorist Task Force, who had committed a number of his agents to the Flight 800 probe.

He also heard from Prior Alcock that for a month past, the forest below Malvern Abbey, about the Rhydd ford, had been the haunt of a body of outlaws who had committed numerous depredations of an alarming character.

Her Anabaptist doctrines were tolerated, as were most cults, but the Naval Service, like the rest of the Government, was committed to the Great Yahwehist Christian Reunification.

BentAnat yesterday morning committed a heavy sin, and that in all the temples in the land the Gods shall be entreated with offerings to take her uncleanness from her.

In your heart you know that no crime was committed and that the lodging of the report you contemplate would only hurt each of you.

In his dreams Andas saw the Triple Towers in ruins, even as Wenditkover had been, or else a detachment of the guard waiting to take him prisoner for some crime his double had committed in his name.

The account also did not raise other issues such as whether Mexicans committed proportionally more violent crimes against Anglos than Anglos against Mexicans.

The basest of these forms is in some respects cruelty to animals, since animals are so thoroughly committed into our hands.

I do not confess anything to him because I did not examine my conscience sufficiently, and I answered him that I had nothing to say, but that if he liked I would commit a few sins for the purpose of having something to tell him in confession.

He wondered what became of Archimedean Enterprises if Kathy was declared unable to manage her affairs, if she was forcibly committed.

Rome, Arvandus was committed to the hospitality, rather than to the custody, of Flavius Asellus, the count of the sacred largesses, who resided in the Capitol.