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verb (commit, t, ed)
  1. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
Commit thy way unto the Lord. Psalms xxxvii. 5.
Bid him farewell, him to the grave. -Shakespeare
  1. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
These two were committed. -Clarendon
  1. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
Thou shalt not adultery. Exodus xx. 14.
  1. To join a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
  2. 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
  1. (obsolete) To confound.
Committing short and long quantities. -Milton
  1. (intransitive), (obsolete) To sin; especially, to be incontinent.
Commit not with man's sworn spouse. -Shakespeare
Etymology: From Latin committere, to connect, commit; (prefix, com, mittere) to send. See mission.


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