commit (someone or something) to (something)

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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.
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. I can commit six of my employees to this project.
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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I declared that I could say nothing more, and that I must commit myself to the Truth, whose cause would surely prevail in the end.
A light was in the hall, and I stole up with it to my workroom to make my preparations, and absolutely to commit myself to an interview with the Count, before either Laura or Marian could have the slightest suspicion of what I intended to do.
But, if it be the soul's disease, then do I commit myself to the one Physician of the soul!
But how she came to be there and how I came to be there--and how the glass of champagne came to be there--all these were questions which I felt it better to think out in silence, and not commit myself to any statement till I understood things a little more clearly.
NOTE.-When I speak of a FEELING of belief, I use the word "feeling" in a popular sense, to cover a sensation or an image or a complex of sensations or images or both; I use this word because I do not wish to commit myself to any special analysis of the belief-feeling.
To have answered him with the frankness which his language and his manner both claimed from me, would have been to commit myself to openly acknowledging that I was suspected of the theft of the Diamond.
McGinn, younger brother of current Saints players Stephen and Paul, said: "I have loved every minute of my time at Aston Villa and I am delighted to commit myself to the club for the long term."
He said: "I have loved every minute of my time at Villa and I am delighted to commit myself to the club for the long term."
'As a mother, I commit myself to support the girl child who is more vulnerable in society to make sure that they get the necessary support to go through their education," she said.
"At the time, I was training for the title fight with Danny McAlinden so couldn't commit myself to the whole series," said Bunny.
Speaking of the wedding, Sgt Smith said: "It's an honour to be able to commit myself to my husband with the full backing and support of the British Army."
Colman's Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork, the bishop-designate said he had mixed feelings about his appointment, but said, "I commit myself to do all that I can with others in the diocese to continue to bring healing and new hope to the lives of all victims of abuse and their families."
"I don't commit myself to anything unless I can do it 100%.
"And I commit myself to be a faithful steward of this public trust, recognizing that I am a servant to the people of Florida, to the Constitution, and to the laws of the land."
"However, I am not yet going to commit myself to Grumeti as a lot can happen in two and a half weeks."