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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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Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that there were 3,540 convictions of people in the West Midlands for an offence committed while on bail in 2013.
Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Director of the General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police revealed that the Egyptian topped the list and committed 245 traffic violations in three years.
A total of 3,948 known hate crime offenders committed crimes against persons in 2012.
We categorized highly committed Catholics as those who said that the church was the most important or among the most important parts of their life, who attended church once a week or more often, and who placed themselves at either one or two on the seven-point scale.
So with a clear goal in mind, Fenderson committed herself to Declaration of Financial Empowerment Principle No.
These considerations invite some reflections on the legal concept of universal jurisdiction which, in principal, gives a state criminal jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by a person or persons outside that country and regardless of the accused party's nationality.
Several sources said Mayo would like to create a scenario similar to when center Patrick Ewing committed to Georgetown and took the Hoyas to the national title game his freshman year.
They could well be living in an adulterous, common-law relationship, as well as having committed many other serious sins without confessing them to a priest.
About 9,700 American prisoners are serving life sentences for crimes they committed before age 18.
Investigators develop these themes based on the theories and opinions they form as to why the suspect committed a crime gained through interviews with him, additional evidence collected throughout the case, experience, and training--formulating them without ever scrutinizing scholarly theories of deviance.
The problem is, Gonzales may himself have committed perjury in his Congressional testimony this January.
The law directs immigration officials to permanently expel any noncitizen convicted of an aggravated felony, no matter how long ago that crime was committed.
As well, only 1200 units have been committed in the rest of the country.
We feel it is our responsibility to provide the best solutions technology affords, without asking for more from our clients than they have already committed.
Purchasers of the Commit Lozenge also receive free enrollment in Committed Quitters(R), a personalized behavioral support program that, when compared to NRT alone, has been clinically proven (among participants who read or reviewed the CQP materials) to increase a smoker's chance of quitting successfully by up to 26 percent when paired with NicoDerm CQ and by up to 50 percent when paired with Nicorette.