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"commitment" in British English

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commitmentnoun

uk   /kəˈmɪt.mənt/ us   /kəˈmɪt.mənt/
B2 [C or U] a willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise or firm decision to do something: Players must make a commitment to play for a full season. her commitment to left-wing politics/the cause of feminism/the company She is known chiefly for her commitment to nuclear disarmament. 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 to buy!
B2 [C] something that you must do or deal with that takes your time: family/work commitments I've got too many commitments at the moment to do an evening class. 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, your money, your time, 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   /kəˈmɪtmənt/ us  
[C or U] a promise or firm decision to do something, or the fact of promising something: He was encouraged by the commitment of car manufacturers to improving dealer profitability. The mayor also pleaded for a commitment to the city's request for $250 million in federal funds. We will set an example to the rest of the public sector and business by making a commitment to buy recycled goods. 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 foreign firm 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 influencing staff understanding 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 public duty 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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