By committing to crisis governance, Boehner encouraged right-wing lawmakers to demand more.
Speaking to him last week, I asked if he had been nervous about committing Britain to such a huge risk.
She was jailed not for committing a felony, but for making a deal that her political enemies thought was bad for the country.
Keen on enjoying her youth, Reign has little interest in committing right now.
At BeyondVape there is a board where people can record their last tobacco cigarette in brass, a way of committing to vaping.
It was only by a lucky accident that she was prevented on this occasion from committing suicide.
The inference is that he was imported from abroad for the purpose of committing this outrage.
What but fear of the law restrains many men from committing crimes?
She spoke with hesitation, as if afraid of committing herself.
He had nearly been committing the grave error of running away, but he had fortunately paused.
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."
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.