(noun, verb)


1. (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.


1. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

Similar word(s): perpetrate, pull

Definition categories: social, act, move

2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

- She committed herself to the work of God

Similar word(s): consecrate, dedicate, devote, give

Definition categories: communication, apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

3. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

- After the second episode, she had to be committed

- he was committed to prison

Similar word(s): charge, institutionalise, institutionalize, send

Definition categories: possession, transfer

4. confer a trust upon

- I commit my soul to God

Similar word(s): confide, entrust, intrust, trust

Definition categories: possession, give, hand, pass, reach

5. make an investment

Similar word(s): invest, place, put

Definition categories: possession, drop, expend, spend

6. engage in or perform

- commit a random act of kindness

Similar word(s): practice

Definition categories: social, engage, prosecute, pursue