commit to

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 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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draws a clear dividing line between these 'traditional' sellers and those who are willing to publicly commit to sell with honesty and integrity to earn buyers' trust.
The 6-foot-5 Thogersen is the second local player to commit to San Francisco, coached by former Cal Lutheran coach Rich Hill.
UnitedHealthcare customers will continue to have access to BJC physicians, hospitals and facilities; the two organizations commit to collaborate to advance the implementation of quality and efficiency measures
At the end of their training, recipients will commit to working at their sponsoring hospital for a minimum of three years.
The insurance companies commit to make subordinated capital available for up to five years.
Robert Frome did not commit to the Nabisco spin-off before joining the board.
HHS is asking that 100 of the largest purchasers of health care in the country voluntarily sign the statement of support and commit to the principles by the end of the year.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE -- If Wendell Tyler's heart was a little tender as he watched his son, Marc, verbally commit to play football for USC in a nationally televised news conference Thursday afternoon at Oaks Christian High, you could understand on a number of counts.
Wasserman was one of six Westlake football players to commit to four- year universities, easily the most of any regional school.
As we commit to these opportunities, we will attempt to keep our stockholders informed and current on all our activities.
Distributing intensively (blanketing a market with outlets), while it does increase product availability, reduces the distributor's confidence in the manufacturer, thereby lessening the distributor's willingness to commit to a strategic alliance.
Whether we commit to being part of a meeting or a marriage, if we shrug it off with easy cultural aphorisms, our children learn the message: commitment means maybe.
3: to commit to a program of retirement planning and investing.