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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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Reed 800/288-7470 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 20,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 28 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 37 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 1,200 Number of committable hotel rooms: 850 Number of major airlines: 5 Peak Months: Apr-Jul Home of Iowa State University.
DES MOINES GREATER DES MOINES CONV & VISITORS BUR 309 Saddlery Bldg 300 Court Ave 50309-2285 Exec Dir: Ellen Brown 515/286-4960 Dir of Sales: Paul Holliday Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 160,000+ Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 43+aud Number of hotel meeting rooms: 101 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 6,800 Number of committable hotel rooms: 4,000 Number of major airlines: 6 Peak Months: Feb-Mar; Oct-Nov
Gann 712/279-4800 Sales Contacts: or Laura Sanders Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 72,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 13 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 42 Number of hotel meeting rooms in city(or county): 1,400 Number of committable hotel rooms: 1,400 Number of major airlines: 7 Peak Months: Oct-Nov; Feb-Apr
4th PO Box 1587 50704-1587 Dir: Skip Strittmatter 319/233-8431 Conv Sales Mgr: Jan Payne Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 19,080 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 12 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 18 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 1,700 Number of committable hotel rooms: 1,300 Number of major airlines: 4 Peak Months: Spring/Fall
Boyd 316/265-2800 Dir of Sales: Ted Eberle 800/288-9424 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 198,500 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 23 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 5,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 2,000 Number of major airlines: 8 Peak Months: Mar-Jun; Sep-Nov
LOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE CONV & VISITORS BUR 400 South First St 40202-1400 Sales contact: Kevin Kamenzind 502/584-2121 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 930,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 60 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 230 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 10,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 6,500 Number of major airlines: 15
BATON ROUGE BATON ROUGE AREA CONV & VISITORS BUR 730 North Blvd PO Box 4149 70821-4149 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 110,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 10 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 91 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 4,600 Number of committable hotel rooms: 3,000 Number of major airlines: 4 Peak Months: Apr, Oct
BOSTON GREATER BOSTON CONV & VISITORS BUR Prudential Tower, #400 PO BOX 490 02199-0490 Mgr: Pat Moscaritolo 617/536-4100 Sales: Leslie Mathieu Hogan Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 338,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 54 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 12,800 Number of committable hotel rooms: 6,000
Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 20 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 5,100 Number of committable hotel rooms: 2300-2500 Number of major airlines: 10 Peak Months: Sep-May
Carlson 612/888-8810 Sales Mgr: Chris Wagner Number of hotel meeting rooms: 160 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 6,200 Number of committable hotel rooms: 5,000 Number of major airlines: 10 Peak Months: Jun-Oct Bloomington is the Hospitality Center of Minneapolis/St.
COLUMBIA COLUMBUS CONV & VISITORS BUR PO Box 789 39703 Mgr: Carolyn Denton 800/327-2686 Sales: Sarah Barefield Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 14,880 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 4 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 12 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 765 Number of committable hotel rooms: 500 Number of major airlines: 3 Our bureau staff will assist in coordinating meeting needs.
Number of hotel rooms in city)or county): 5,000 + Number of committable hotel rooms: 5,000 Number of major airlines: 3 Peak Months: Jun-Aug
Arnold Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 240,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 43 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 667 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 21,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 14,000 Number of major airlines: 9 Peak Months: Sep-Nov; Apr-Jun St.
6 million Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 89 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 328 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 76,803 Number of committable hotel rooms: 76,000 Peak Months: Mar-May; Sep-Nov Ultramodern facilities, professional staff and glorious climate makes Las Vegas the meeting capital of the world.
Richer 609/348-7100 VP Sales/Mktg: Roger Gilmore Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 436,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 33 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 345 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 17,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 11,000 Number of major airlines: 4 Peak Months: Sept-Oct, Mar-May Major convention & tradeshow destination, over 17,000 casino and non-casino hotel rooms.