English Synonyms and Antonyms
Commit, in the sense here considered, is to give in charge, put into care or keeping; to confide or entrust is to commit especially to one's fidelity, confide being used chiefly of mental or spiritual, entrust also of material things; we assign a duty, confide a secret, entrust a treasure; we commit thoughts to writing; commit a paper to the flames, a body to the earth; a prisoner is committed to jail. Consign is a formal word in mercantile use; as, to consign goods to an agent. Religiously, we consign the body to the grave, commit the soul to God. Compare DO.
Commit to a friend for safe-keeping; in law, commit to prison; for trial; without bail; in default of bail; on suspicion.
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perpetrate, commit, pullverb
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
"perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
dedicate, pull in, place, attract, overstretch, perpetrate, intrust, trust, deplumate, force, rive, invest, draw out, pull, get out, take out, institutionalise, give, root for, devote, institutionalize, pluck, charge, practice, deplume, pull up, confide, pull out, draw, consecrate, tear, rend, send, extract, entrust, draw in, rip, displume, put
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteverb
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"
chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, institutionalize, place, put, impart, pass on, perpetrate, move over, return, establish, reach, present, have, vow, fall in, make, pay, charge, throw, sanctify, gift, kick in, feed, ordinate, break, institutionalise, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, founder, devote, hold, ordain, pass, render, intrust, hallow, practice, sacrifice, yield, turn over, send, confide, leave, invest, give way, bless, consecrate, generate, contribute, entrust, trust, pull, afford, order, hand
commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, chargeverb
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
"After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
ship, beam, dedicate, get off, place, put, mail, consign, excite, perpetrate, intrust, send off, blame, station, agitate, appoint, post, bear down, load, point, consecrate, rouse, shoot down, buck, commove, pull, accuse, institutionalise, lodge, give, transport, bill, shoot, devote, direct, level, file, turn on, charge, practice, broadcast, charge up, send out, invest, confide, air, institutionalize, send, entrust, trust, saddle, tear, burden, transmit
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commitverb
confer a trust upon
"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
institutionalize, put, charge, dedicate, intrust, trust, devote, practice, invest, confide, pull, institutionalise, consecrate, give, hope, desire, swear, entrust, perpetrate, leave, bank, rely, place, send, believe
invest, put, commit, placeverb
make an investment
"Put money into bonds"
dedicate, seat, institutionalize, empower, put, endue, localize, perpetrate, intrust, trust, enthrone, target, vest, post, station, place, frame, point, come in, gift, position, grade, arrange, adorn, assign, pull, lay, institutionalise, give, aim, cast, devote, redact, couch, identify, direct, charge, practice, endow, indue, site, set up, invest, confide, rank, consecrate, rate, clothe, send, induct, entrust, come out, set, order, locate, pose, localise, range
engage in or perform
"practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
institutionalize, put, charge, dedicate, institutionalise, trust, devote, drill, invest, confide, pull, use, consecrate, give, intrust, entrust, perpetrate, practice, rehearse, practise, apply, place, do, send, exercise
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How to use commit in a sentence?
My brother who participated in this terrorist act must have been psychologically ready to commit such an act. These are not regular people, you cannot have the slightest doubt that they have been prepared, that they must not leave any trace which would cause suspicion that they might do such things. And even if you saw them every day, their behavior was quite normal.
Intelligence Agencies are such criminals who have the right to commit crimes.
It's much easier to commit yourself to something after you've seen it be used 100 million times.
It's a matter of life and death also and we can't afford not to commit ourselves 100 % to this effort and spend what we need to spend.
You can lose your temper, or have a bad day and commit abuse, that doesnt make you a bad person, but to intentionally torture a child, thats a different mindset.
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- извършвам, обвързвам сеBulgarian
- spáchat, zapsatCzech
- Commit, begehenGerman
- cometer, encomendarSpanish
- سپردن, دربند کردن, زندانی کردن, مرتکب شدن, بد انجامیدنPersian
- liittyä, tehdä, luovuttaa, vaarantaa, ilmoittautua, vangita, lähteä, uskoaFinnish
- confier, commit, commettre, consigner, engager, remettreFrench
- elkövet, rábízHungarian
- affidare, commettereItalian
- bindeNorwegian Nynorsk
- cometer, comprometerPortuguese
- заключать под стражу, вверять, связывать себя обязательством, коммит, обязываться, совершатьRussian
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