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Meaning of “commitment” in the English Dictionary

"commitment" in British English

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commitmentnoun

uk   us   /kəˈmɪt.mənt/
B2 [C or U] a ​willingness to give ​yourtime and ​energy to something that you ​believe in, or a ​promise or ​firmdecision to do something: Players must make a commitment to ​play for a ​fullseason. her commitment toleft-wingpolitics/the ​cause of ​feminism/the ​company She is ​knownchiefly for her commitment tonucleardisarmament. I'd like to ​thank the ​staff for having ​shown such commitment. Try the ​product out in the ​comfort of ​your own ​home with ​absolutely no commitment tobuy!B2 [C] something that you must do or ​deal with that ​takesyourtime: family/​work commitments I've got too many commitments at the ​moment to do an ​eveningclass. Children are such a commitment.

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(Definition of commitment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commitment" in American English

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commitmentnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈmɪt·mənt/
a ​promise to give yourself, ​yourmoney, ​yourtime, etc., to ​support or ​buy something: Try the ​product for two ​weeks with no commitment to ​buy.
(Definition of commitment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"commitment" in Business English

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commitmentnoun

uk   us   /kəˈmɪtmənt/
[C or U] a promise or ​firm decision to do something, or the fact of promising something: He was encouraged by the commitment of carmanufacturers to ​improvingdealerprofitability. The mayor also ​pleaded for a commitment to the city's ​request for $250 million in ​federalfunds. We will set an ​example to the rest of the ​publicsector and ​business by making a commitment to ​buyrecycledgoods. a strong/​firm commitment We can ​arrange for you to ​trial the ​equipment without commitment to ​buy.
[C or U] an ​amount of ​money that you have to ​pay, or the fact of promising to ​pay: It is unclear whether the ​regulator can ​force a ​foreignfirm to ​honour its UK ​pension commitments. We believe that a commitment of $25 million is a good ​investment for our policyholders.
[U] the fact of being ​willing to give your ​time and ​energy to something: He argued that an organization's ​communications are crucial in ​influencingstaffunderstanding and commitment. She is very ​bright, but she ​lacks commitment.
[C] something that you must do or ​deal with that ​takes your ​time: Jury ​service is a ​publicduty that many of us would like to ​avoid, because of work or family commitments.
(Definition of commitment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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