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 ?
The first course was, `My Lord Abbot,' (said the Earl,) `it will please you confess here, that with your own consent you remain in my company, because ye durst not commit yourself to the hands of others.
You will not marry me, you will not commit yourself to anything.
Bucket in a considerate and private voice, "you needn't commit yourself to too low a figure, governor.
Gradgrind, 'before you commit yourself to such a decision.
Don't commit yourself to expressions of sympathy which you may afterwards wish to recall.
In short, my dear sir, try the suaviter in modo (as we classical men say) before you commit yourself to the fortiter in re
Do you then only commit yourself to revolutionary sentiments when there is a chance of winning fame as a poet by them?
It's really important to have a bit of a breather because you immediately want to jump ahead and commit yourself to the next Olympics cycle.
Commit yourself to improving your performance, and see the ripple effect it creates.
Commit yourself to building and improving upon your profile through sharing the right information, engaging with the right connections and through constant interaction in business groups.
Widnes Vikings head of youth Phil Finney added: "Ed exemplifies what can be achieved if you commit yourself to achieving a goal so he is a great example for younger players to follow.
You need to be brave enough to commit yourself to helping your client make lasting improvements.
You need to think long term here and ask yourself if you're prepared to commit yourself to someone who is already this uninterested.
As far as you're concerned, you can't commit yourself to someone who disappears for weeks on end.
I keep saying that it is about finding that balance that you know you can commit yourself to and remain committed to," she added.