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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  put  in  charge  of  a  jailor;  to  imprison. 
 
  These  two  were  committed.  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  To  do  to  perpetrate,  as  a  crime,  sin,  or  fault. 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  commit  adultery.  --Ex.  xx  14. 
 
  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.  --Junius. 
 
  Any  sudden  assent  to  the  proposal  .  .  .  might 
  possibly  be  considered  as  committing  the  faith  of 
  the  United  States.  --Marshall. 
 
  6.  To  confound.  [An  obsolete  Latinism.] 
 
  Committing  short  and  long  [quantities].  --Milton. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  committed 
  adj  1:  bound  or  obligated,  as  under  a  pledge  to  a  particular  cause 
  action  or  attitude;  "committed  church  members";  "a 
  committed  Marxist"  [ant:  {uncommitted}] 
  2:  associated  in  an  exclusive  sexual  relationship  [syn:  {attached}] 
  [ant:  {unattached}] 




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