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Verb: commit (committed,committing)  ku'mit
  1. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    "commit a crime";
    - perpetrate, pull [informal]
  2. Use entirely for a specific person, activity, or cause
    "She committed herself to the work of God";
    - give, dedicate, consecrate, devote
  3. Make a set of changes permanent
    "We committed the changes to the Git repository"
  4. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison";
    - institutionalize, institutionalise [Brit], send, charge
  5. Confer a trust upon
    "I commit my soul to God";
    - entrust, intrust [archaic], trust, confide
  6. Make an investment
    "commit money into bonds";
    - invest, put, place
  7. Engage in or perform
    "commit a random act of kindness";
    - practice [N. Amer], practise [Brit, Cdn]
  8. Transfer to another place so something can be kept or preserved
    "He committed the poem to memory"; "she committed her thoughts to paper"
  9. (computer science) make permanent changes to a database

Derived forms: committing, commits, committed

Type of: act, alter, apply, change, drop, employ, engage, expend, give, hand, modify, move, pass, pass on, prosecute, pursue, reach, spend, transfer, turn over, use, utilise [Brit], utilize

Encyclopedia: Commit