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commit (oneself or something) for

To agree to involvement in something; to make a commitment to something. Can you believe she asked us to commit ourselves for her move on Saturday? I want to enjoy my day off! Unfortunately, I can't commit my time for your project.
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commit (oneself) on (something)

To agree to something; to make a commitment to something. I'm sorry, but I can't commit myself on your project because it seems fundamentally flawed.
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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. I can commit six of my employees to this project.
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.
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 (something) to memory

To make an effort to learn something; to memorize something. Everyone in our English class had to commit a poem to memory and then recite it before the class. I just can't seem to commit your phone number to memory!
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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

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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But that doesn't mean there aren't clues when someone in an organization commits fraud.
If a child sees violence in the home or if violence is rewarded in a tangible sense, then he/she is more likely to commit a violent act.
Individuals do not commit fraud unless they can justify it as being consistent with their own personal code of ethics.
Healthy families tend to set certain conditions: "We will support you in karate lessons or Campfire Girls if you want to join, but we expect you to commit yourself to it for six months or a year without our nagging.
If manufacturers must commit to inspire commitment, and if they have to prove it by publicly erecting barriers to their own exit, then they are vulnerable
Claudeen Bates Arthur, former attorney general of the Navajo Department of Justice, said her tribe's position is that "it is appropriate for the Navajo nation to have complete jurisdiction over the people who commit crimes on this reservation whether they are a non-Indian or a Navajo.
It's heartening that our program is regarded as a front-runner in the state's efforts to reduce childhood obesity," said Commit 2B Fit co-founder Michelle Schecht.
COMMIT solution has been tested and verified with all infrastructure systems for a long-term.
When I first got back from Notre Dame, I thought I might commit the next week.
It is not morally licit to commit suicide, notes the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
A strong relationship may exist between incidents where subjects killed or seriously assaulted law enforcement officers and those where offenders actually intended to commit suicide by deliberately compelling officers to use deadly force.
It is important for CPAs to understand what motivates people to commit fraud so they can better assess risk and assist employers or clients in implementing appropriate preventive and detective measures.
Clayton Paul Wood: four counts of robbery, six counts of possessing a firearm or imitation when committing a crime and two of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Department of Justice, whites make up 80 percent of all runaways and commit 81 percent of all arsons, 81 percent of vandalisms, 94 percent of DUIs, 93 percent of liquor law violations, and 88 percent of drunkenness; while blacks make up only 16 percent of all runaways and commit 17 percent of all arsons, 17 percent of vandalisms, 4 percent of DUIs, 4 percent of liquor law violations, and 10 percent of drunkenness.