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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"Commit ourselves to God," Natasha inwardly repeated.
determined not to live by faith if we can avoid it; all the day long on the alert, at night we unwillingly say our prayers and commit ourselves to uncertainties.
Let us commit ourselves to these universal values that represent our composite culture," the President said.
'We must commit ourselves to develop war-torn tribal areas and allocate resources to provide best education, health and other basic facilities for the masses of the area', he remarked adding that following completion of first phase of empowering masses we were looking forward to establish a strengthen local government system in the tribal region.
'Let us commit ourselves to ensure that their sacrifices have not been in vain and that their dream of a truly independent Philippines - whose people live freely in a secure, stable and prosperous society - will be achieved within our lifetimes,' he added.
"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, nobackdoors standard," Huawei chairman Liang Hua said at a conference in London yesterday.
'I urge the Muslim faithful and all Kwarans to use this holy month to reflect on and commit ourselves to the themes of piety, personal discipline, compassion, good brotherliness, and selfless service to humanity which Ramadan embodies and calls to.
DeLanda introduces a novel approach to social ontology that, like other ontological investigations, concerns itself with the question of what kinds of entities we can legitimately commit ourselves to assert exist.
Rather, we are called to commit ourselves to ensure anti-Semitism is banned from the human community," Pope Francis said.
"If we commit ourselves to investing and learning and always making ourselves better, that will translate to our employees, to the job site, to our labor partners and fellow contractors and, ultimately, to the customer, helping everyone succeed."
And we commit ourselves to Him and follow Him who gave up His life for His sheep and so we are, His priests."
"I have already invited all political parties in Zimbabwe to a roundtable where we all commit ourselves to non-violence," he added.
"We must commit ourselves to dissociation and resume dialogue on the defense strategy so as to restore confidence to Lebanon and save it from bankruptcy," he concluded.
Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad said the Lazarus Group in the rogue state was the likely culprit, adding: "We commit ourselves to combat destructive criminal use of cyber space."
"In 2011 we unanimously agreed to distance ourselves from the conflicts that surround us and today we must commit ourselves to this, for the sake of the country's safety," Derian said, speaking at Dar al-Fatwa to mark the Prophet's Birthday, in a speech broadcast by local channel MTV.