Commit

Definition of Commit

Com`mit´
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.
You might have satisfied every duty of political friendship, without commiting the honor of your sovereign.
- Junius.
Any sudden assent to the proposal . . . might possibly be considered as committing the faith of the United States.
- Marshall.
6.To confound.
Committing short and long [quantities].
- Milton.
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.

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