v. t.1.To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; - used with to, unto.
[imp. & p. p. Committed; p. pr. & vb. n. Committing.]
Commit thy way unto the Lord.
- Ps. xxxvii. 5.
Bid him farewell, commit him to the grave.
- Shak.
2.To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
These two were committed.
- Clarendon.
3.To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Ex. xx. 14.
4.To join for a contest; to match; - followed by with.
5.To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; - often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.
6.To confound.
To commit a bill
(Legislation) to refer or intrust it to a committee or others, to be considered and reported.
To commit to memory
to learn by heart; to memorize.
v. i.1.To sin; esp., to be incontinent.
Commit not with man's sworn spouse.
- Shak.
Verb1.commit - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"
Synonyms: perpetrate, pull
2.commit - 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"
3.commit - cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
4.commit - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
5.commit - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
Synonyms: invest, put, place

TO COMMIT. To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

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commissioned military officer
commissioned naval officer
commissioned officer
Commissioner of deeds
Commissioner of patents
Commissioners of bail
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committal service
committal to memory
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Committee for State Security
committee meeting
committee member
Committee of the whole
Committee of the whole [house]
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