Translation of "commit" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kəˈmɪt/ us /kəˈmɪt/ present participle committing, past tense and past participle committed

to do something bad or illegal

He went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

to make a definite decision to do something

I said I might be interested in the job but I haven’t committed myself yet.

(Translation of “commit” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kəˈmit/ (past tense, past participle committed)

to perform; to do (especially something illegal)

He committed the murder when he was drunk.

to hand over (a person) to an institution etc for treatment, safekeeping

She was committed to prison.

to put (oneself) under a particular obligation

She has committed herself to looking after her dead brother’s children till the age of 18.
commitment noun


compromiso, obligación
She could not take the job because of family commitments.
committal noun

the act of committing (to an institution)

his committal to a mental hospital.
committed adjective

pledged to do, or to support, something

comprometido, entregado
He was committed to looking after his uncle
He is a committed socialist.

(Translation of “commit” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)