Crossword clues for commit
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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.]
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.
To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
These two were committed.
To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
--Ex. xx. 1
4. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with. [R.]
--Dr. H. More.
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.
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.)http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_speech/v074/74.3shapiro.html 6 (context obsolete Latinism English) To confound. 7 (context obsolete intransitive English) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.
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]
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.
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.