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commit oneself on something

to agree to something; to promise or pledge to do something. I'm sorry, but I can't commit myself on this matter until I know more details.
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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 for something

to promise someone or something for a particular purpose or time. I can't commit myself for Friday night. We are unable to commit any more funds for your project.
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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 something to memory

to memorize something. Do we have to commit this poem to memory? The dress rehearsal of the play is tomorrow night. Please make sure you have committed all your lines to memory by that time.
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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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commit to memory something

also commit something to memory
to study something in order to make yourself remember it If you want to learn a language well, you have to commit to memory long lists of vocabulary and grammatical rules. The boys read the holy book several times, committing it to memory.
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commit something to memory

to make yourself remember something I haven't got a pen to write down your phone number - I'll just have to commit it to memory.
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commit to memory

Learn by heart, memorize, as in The director insisted that the altos commit their part to memory by Tuesday. First recorded in 1875, this phrase today is often replaced by the shorter memorize.
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If someone in a position of authority wanted to commit fraud against the company, what would be the easiest way to do it?
Males are significantly more likely (83%) to commit a violent act on school grounds than are females ("Youth Violence," 1999).
The act has been subsequently amended to include seven additional crimes: kidnaping, incest, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with intent to commit rape, robbery, and felonious sexual molestation of a minor.
Filnet is delighted to be a part of AlphaInsight's COMMITS NexGen team," said Chris J.
It is not a defense to conspiracy that the crime that the conspirators agree to commit was factually impossible to complete.
With the COMMITS NexGen award, ATS will provide Federal Agencies with critical IT services as a small business," said Leon Perry, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ATS.
Stang, Contracting Officer for the COMMITS NexGen Program, "Out of over 400 proposals only approximately 12% earned a spot on the vehicle.
Charles Narang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, noted, "The COMMITS award provides another excellent contract vehicle through which NCI can support a variety of federal customers.
A multiple-award contract, COMMITS NexGen has a ceiling of $8 billion over a ten-year term.
Documents can be placed into a pre-designated container or they can be dynamically created during the commit process by using the associated document index values.
USEC commits to deploy an advanced uranium enrichment plant in the 2010-2011 timeframe, to operate the Paducah, Kentucky plant at a minimum production level of 3.
Nasdaq SmallCap:NTWK) ("NetSol") today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, NetSol USA, has signed a partnership agreement with A&T Systems, one of the prime contractors of the COMMITS program.
Morgan also commits its own capital to promising enterprises, and invests and trades to capture market opportunities.
This is a precedent-setting partnership that commits resources to home ownership and affordable housing, as well as to targeted neighborhoods," said Terrence Murray, chairman and chief executive officer of FleetBoston Financial.
Hunt, President and CEO of RSIS and recent winner of the Small Business Administration's "Small Business Person of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region," remarked that "along with ITOP II, Census IT Services, and NOAA IT Services, these three new COMMITS awards will be the contract vehicles leveraged to carry RSIS successfully beyond 8(a) graduation in 2003.