Associations to the word «Commit»


COMMIT, verb. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
COMMIT, verb. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
COMMIT, verb. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
COMMIT, verb. To join a contest; to match; followed by with.
COMMIT, verb. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; for example to commit oneself to a certain action, to commit oneself to doing something. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without oneself etc.)
COMMIT, verb. (obsolete) (Latinism) To confound.
COMMIT, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.
COMMIT, noun. (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.
COMMIT A BILL, verb. (legal) To refer or entrust a piece of legislation to a committee (or others) to be considered and reported.
COMMIT POINT, noun. (computing) In a DBMS, a point in time at which all updates to a database, or group of records in a database, are guaranteed to have been written to disk, and the journal or log records of that action have also been so committed. Future updates may be undone to that point if necessary.
COMMIT SUICIDE, verb. To kill oneself; to take one's own life.
COMMIT TO MEMORY, verb. To learn by heart, to memorize.

Dictionary definition

COMMIT, verb. Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery".
COMMIT, verb. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church".
COMMIT, verb. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison".
COMMIT, verb. Confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God".
COMMIT, verb. Make an investment; "Put money into bonds".
COMMIT, verb. Engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.