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commit

verb
 
 
/kəˈmɪt/ (-tt-)
[I or T] to promise to do something or to promise that something will happen: commit to sth The CEO declined to commit to a time frame for the decision.commit to doing sth Families who sign up to the service have to commit to buying their groceries from one internet source for a year.commit youself (to sth) Carefully check out arrangements before committing yourself.
[T] to decide or promise to use something for a particular purpose: commit sth (to sth) Check who you are dealing with and the terms and conditions on the account before committing cash.commit sth to do sth He has committed $5 million of his own money to get the project going.
[T] to do something illegal or that is considered wrong: commit a crime/felony/offence She is charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.
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