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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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
On this day we as a nation should commit ourselves to follow the guiding principles laid down by founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to make Pakistan a developed, welfare and a true democratic state and cradle of peace,' he said.
Pearson said: "We have to be looking to create more opportunities and commit ourselves to getting on the end of things.
We must commit ourselves to the decision of war and peace in Cabinet," he concluded.
In message delivered ahead of his birth anniversary, which falls on Sunday (April 13), Ansari called on the citizens of the country to commit ourselves to imbibing Lord Mahavira's noble message of cultivating right beliefs, right knowledge and right conduct, in order to build a non-violent and compassionate world.
The development of African languages as languages of scholarship is an imperative that we all need to commit ourselves to," Nzimande argued.
This story is not about money, but about how much we are prepared to commit ourselves to God.
We will commit ourselves to working with the government, in this sense, being aware that any such change is always complex," he told TAP news agency after being received Monday morning by Mr.
If we have chosen to do that and we're ready to leave everything and we're ready not to turn back but to be steadfast and consistent in following him, then we commit ourselves to work with Jesus to proclaim this good news and to make the reign of God happen.
But to validate the progression of this France team, we need to commit ourselves to the continuity of our performances.
On duties and commitments he said, "we commit ourselves to continue our non-violent struggle to achieve freedom, and independence and to create a democratic society and government in Palestine.
We commit ourselves to instituting hope and redefining morality as experienced in the resurrection of Lazarus (John 11:43).
He said: "We will commit ourselves to steady, focused, pragmatic pursuit of an America that is freed from our energy dependence.
We therefore commit ourselves to start voters' education and call upon our partners to support this endeavour.