verb (commit, t, ed)
- To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
Etymology: From Latin committere, to connect, commit; (prefix, com, mittere) to send. See mission.
- Commit thy way unto the Lord. Psalms xxxvii. 5.
- Bid him farewell, him to the grave. -Shakespeare
- To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
- These two were committed. -Clarendon
- To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
- Thou shalt not adultery. Exodus xx. 14.
- To join a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
- 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
- (obsolete) To confound.
- Committing short and long quantities. -Milton
- (intransitive), (obsolete) To sin; especially, to be incontinent.
- Commit not with man's sworn spouse. -Shakespeare
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