Definition of “committed” - English Dictionary

“committed” in British English

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committedadjective

uk /kəˈmɪt.ɪd/ us /kəˈmɪt̬.ɪd/

C2 loyal and willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in:

[ after verb ] having promised to be involved in a plan of action:

We are committed to withdrawing our troops by the end of the year.

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  • The whole family are committed vegetarians.
  • We are committed to the ideal of equality.
  • The prime minister has said that the government is committed to the preservation of the country's national interests.
  • A committed socialist, he upheld the rights of the voiceless and the underprivileged.
  • We are firmly committed to reducing unemployment.
  • The whole family are committed nudists.
  • They are committed to democracy, human rights and pluralism.

(Definition of “committed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“committed” in Business English

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committedadjective

uk /kəˈmɪtɪd/ us

very willing to give your time and energy to something:

The level of the bid shows we are very committed and serious.
Endowment savings plans are for the committed, long-term investor.

FINANCE money that has been committed to a particular project, investment, etc. is spent on that project:

He had raised committed financing of £10.4bn.
committed capital

(Definition of “committed” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)