commit (someone or something) to (something)

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commit (someone or something) to (something)

1. To agree to something. I'm sorry, but I can't commit myself to your project because it seems fundamentally flawed.
2. To devote or dedicate oneself or another to someone or something. You need to fully commit yourself to your family and stop working so many hours. Jana won an academic award after committing herself to her studies. I can commit six of my employees to this project.
3. To engage in an exclusive romantic relationship. I really want to commit to Ryan, but his history of womanizing makes me reluctant to trust him.
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commit oneself to someone or something

to devote oneself to someone or something; to be faithful to someone or something. He committed himself to his wife. She settled down and committed herself to her job.
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commit oneself to something

 
1. to agree to something; to promise or pledge to do something. Yes, I will commit myself to the repair of the door frame. Will you commit yourself to finishing on time?
2. to promise to support and assist something. I can't commit myself to your cause at the present time. Maybe next month when I am less busy. She committed herself to being there on time.
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commit someone or something to something

to pledge or assign someone or something to something. The boss committed Ralph to the task. I cannot commit any more money to your project.
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commit to someone

to marry or enter into an exclusive relationship with another person. Jane says she loves me, but she's not ready to commit to any one person. If you can't commit to me, then this relationship is over.
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References in classic literature ?
Ardent souls, ready to construct their coming lives, are apt to commit themselves to the fulfilment of their own visions.
He said that it was good to see the positive experiences of others and that we will get to a point where countries will individually improve their legislation and free up space for the judicial bodies of SEECP member states to commit themselves to serious criminal offenses that endanger social values.
But I believe that there should also be a place in the modern Catholic Church for married priesthood and for men who do not wish to commit themselves to celibacy.
The six students chosen to receive the one-time scholarships demonstrated a desire to overcome obstacles, dedicate themselves to worthy causes and commit themselves to higher learning.
Thanks for delivering a message reminiscent of the ones I remember Plaid Cymru candidates deliver in years gone by - people with 'tan yn eu boliau' (fire in their bellies) who made one feel proud to belong to their party, and to be able to commit themselves to their cause.
The church will certainly miss John, but perhaps the most fitting memorial would be for Anglicans to commit themselves to actions that bring them together, rather than those that divide them.
Commenting on the teaching on birth regulation set out in Humanae vitae, he invited theologians to commit themselves to the task of illustrating the biblical foundations, the ethical grounds, and the personalistic reasons behind this doctrine.
But manager Chris Coleman revealed both players had been made improved offers and he was hopeful they would commit themselves to the club.
Although the book does not make for easy reading, it offers a new perspective that confounds the simplistic view, so often reflected in the literature, that welfare innovations can be readily secured when progressive political parties and popular leaders with the 'right' ideologies commit themselves to addressing pressing social needs.
Across the county, jury-duty scofflaws have been asked to go before a judge and explain their defiance of civic duty - and commit themselves to the jury box.
We are not sure that a British audience would be willing to commit themselves to that time," a spokeswoman said.
From 10pm to 7am, members will commit themselves to prayer in their own homes.
I pray, too, that we will continue to find ways to present Jesus Christ to young people in such ways that they are sufficiently attracted to his message and commit themselves to a life of discipleship for the transformation of the world.
Each year the staff from each of the building society's 10 branches commit themselves to raising funds for a charity or good cause of their choice.
It's deeply worrying that in a democratic society a Government should require free trade unions to commit themselves to its agenda.