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commit

[kuh-mit] /kəˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), committed, committing.
1.
to give in trust or charge; consign.
2.
to consign for preservation:
to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory.
3.
to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one's intention, feeling, etc.):
Asked if he was a candidate, he refused to commit himself.
4.
to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge:
to commit oneself to a promise; to be committed to a course of action.
5.
to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend:
to commit one's soul to God.
6.
to do; perform; perpetrate:
to commit murder; to commit an error.
7.
to consign to custody:
to commit a delinquent to a reformatory.
8.
to place in a mental institution or hospital by or as if by legal authority:
He was committed on the certificate of two psychiatrists.
9.
to deliver for treatment, disposal, etc.; relegate:
to commit a manuscript to the flames.
10.
to send into a battle:
The commander has committed all his troops to the front lines.
11.
Parliamentary Procedure. to refer (a bill or the like) to a committee for consideration.
verb (used without object), committed, committing.
12.
to pledge or engage oneself:
an athlete who commits to the highest standards.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English committen (< Anglo-French committer) < Latin committere, equivalent to com- com- + mittere to send, give over
Related forms
committable, adjective
committer, noun
noncommitted, adjective
precommit, verb (used with object), precommitted, precommitting.
self-committing, adjective
uncommit, verb, uncommitted, uncommitting.
uncommitting, adjective
well-committed, adjective
Synonyms
6. carry out, effect, execute.
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British Dictionary definitions for committer

commit

/kəˈmɪt/
verb (transitive) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
to hand over, as for safekeeping; charge; entrust to commit a child to the care of its aunt
2.
commit to memory, to learn by heart; memorize
3.
to confine officially or take into custody to commit someone to prison
4.
(usually passive) to pledge or align (oneself), as to a particular cause, action, or attitude a committed radical
5.
to order (forces) into action
6.
to perform (a crime, error, etc); do; perpetrate
7.
to surrender, esp for destruction she committed the letter to the fire
8.
to refer (a bill, etc) to a committee of a legislature
Derived Forms
committable, adjective
committer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin committere to join, from com- together + mittere to put, send
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Word Origin and History for committer
commit
late 14c., from L. committere "to bring together," from com- "together" + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "to emotionally and morally engage."
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committer in Medicine

commit com·mit (kə-mĭt')
v. com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting, com·mits
To place officially in confinement or custody, as in a mental health facility.

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