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UK [kəˈmɪt] / US verb
Word forms "commit":
present tense I/you/we/they commit he/she/it commits present participle committing past tense committed past participle committed
Get it right: commit:
Don't write the -ed and -ing forms of commit with only one "t". The correct spellings are committed and committing:
Wrong: His wife went mad and commited suicide.
Right: His wife went mad and committed suicide. The reason why the t is doubled in the -ed and -ing forms is that the stress falls on the final syllable of the verb in its infinitive form: commit. The same rule applies to other verbs ending in "t" where the stress falls on the final syllable: permit → permitted → permitting admit → admitted → admitting submit → submitted → submitting When the stress does not fall on the final syllable, the -ed and -ing forms are spelled with one "t":
limit → limited → limiting
edit → edited → editing prohibit → prohibited → prohibiting   Don't spell commit with only one "m":
Wrong: A crime is comitted because the perpetrators want to attract attention.
Right: A crime is committed because the perpetrators want to attract attention.
1) [transitive] to do something illegal or morally wrong
commit a crime/an offence:

The study aims to find out what makes people commit crimes.

commit murder/a robbery etc:

conspiracy to commit murder

commit adultery:

He had admitted to committing adultery.

commit suicide:

Reports suggest that the singer committed suicide.

2)
a) [transitive] to make someone agree or promise to do something
commit someone to (doing) something:

The agreement commits them to a minimum number of performances per year.

b) [intransitive] to promise to do something
commit to (doing) something:

He would have to commit to spending several thousand pounds.

I do not want to commit to any particular date.

3) [intransitive] to decide to have a permanent relationship with someone

He's not ready to commit.

4) [transitive] to say that you will use available things or people for a particular purpose
commit something to something:

They'll have to commit more money to the project if it's to succeed.

5) [transitive] to say officially that someone must go to prison
commit someone to something:

The judge committed the men to prison for contempt of court.

6) [transitive, usually passive] to officially state that someone is mentally ill and should go to a hospital to be treated
7) [transitive] formal to give someone or something to someone else to look after

commit someone/something for trialBritish if a magistrate (= a judge in a lower court) commits a person or a case for trial, they send the person or case to a higher court

commit something to paper/writingformal to write something on paper


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • commit — com·mit vb com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting vt 1 a: to put into another s charge or trust: entrust consign committed her children to her sister s care b: to place in a prison or mental hospital esp. by judicial order was found to be gravely …   Law dictionary

  • commit — [kə mit′] vt. committed, committing [ME committen < L committere, to bring together, commit < com , together + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign [we commit his fame to… …   English World dictionary

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  • Commit — Com mit, v. i. To sin; esp., to be incontinent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Commit not with man s sworn spouse. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commit — as a noun can refer to: A set of permanent changes in a database or software repository. A parliamentary motion Nicotine, by the trade name Commit See also Commitment (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles ass …   Wikipedia

  • commit — late 14c., to give in charge, entrust, from L. committere to unite, connect, combine; to bring together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + mittere to put, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not… …   Etymology dictionary

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