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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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Regarding minimizations, the investigators could suggest that engaging in property crimes to obtain the American dream offers a much more acceptable route than committing violent crimes.
5 Million Children of Iraq demand (1) the termination of the international economic embargo and all forms of bilateral economic sanctions against Iraq; (2) the massive provision of international humanitarian relief required in order to save themselves from death, disease, malnutrition, starvation, and extermination at the hands of the Respondents; (3) monetary compensation for the harm done to them as well as all other forms of relief deemed necessary and appropriate; and (4) the institution of criminal proc eedings against Respondent Bush for committing the international crime of genocide by the appropriate international organs as well as by all States of the World Community under their respective municipal legal systems.
Reinforcing factors are the rewards or feedback the student receives from others as a result of committing a violent act.
Eamon Terry George McClelland: one charge of robbery, two of possessing a firearm or imitation when committing a crime, and three of conspiracy to commit a robbery.
1) This equates to one person committing suicide every 17 minutes.
Employees and executives who feel unfairly treated sometimes believe they can right the scales by committing occupational fraud and abuse.
Clayton Paul Wood, aged 20, of Heddle Grove, Bell Green: four counts of robbery, six counts of possessing a firearm or imitation when committing a crime and two of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Thoughts of harming others and the risk of committing murder greatly increase as the result of these side effects of depression.
Garcia said he had recently moved to Lancaster and had to prove to the gang members there that he was a true member of the gang by committing a crime.
How Mexico prosecutes juveniles who are accused of committing serious and violent crimes represents another difference between the United States and Mexico that arises from time to time.
Teammates Justin Duchanieau (offensive lineman) and Mike Hilsman (defensive lineman) also are close to committing.
Nor is it simply that those committing the atrocities lack proper education or have not been adequately informed about the rules of civilized behavior as set forth by the United Nations and other bodies.
The officers' motives in committing fraud are to be determined by the jury.
Like its predecessors, GS Capital Partners V will seek long-term capital appreciation by committing equity to high-quality companies with superior management in a variety of situations, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth investments to fund acquisition or expansion.
The likelihood of reasonable rehabilitation of the juvenile if the courts find the juvenile guilty of committing the alleged offense