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commit (oneself or something) for (something)

To agree to involvement in something; to make a commitment to something. Can you believe she asked us to commit ourselves for her move on Saturday? I want to enjoy my day off! Unfortunately, I can't commit my time for your project.
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commit (oneself) on (something)

To agree to something; to make a commitment to something. I'm sorry, but I can't commit myself on your project because it seems fundamentally flawed.
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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 (something) to memory

To make an effort to learn something; to memorize something. Everyone in our English class had to commit a poem to memory and then recite it before the class. I just can't seem to commit your phone number to memory!
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commit oneself on something

to agree to something; to promise or pledge to do something. I'm sorry, but I can't commit myself on this matter until I know more details.
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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 for something

to promise someone or something for a particular purpose or time. I can't commit myself for Friday night. We are unable to commit any more funds for your project.
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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 something to memory

to memorize something. Do we have to commit this poem to memory? The dress rehearsal of the play is tomorrow night. Please make sure you have committed all your lines to memory by that time.
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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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commit to memory

Learn by heart, memorize, as in The director insisted that the altos commit their part to memory by Tuesday. First recorded in 1875, this phrase today is often replaced by the shorter memorize.
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SAN JOSE CONV & VISITORS BUR 333 West San Carlos #1000 95110-2720 Pres/CEO: Marian Holt 408/295-9600 Dir Conv Sales: Steve Hammond 800/SAN JOSE Gross square feet of exhibit shall space: 143,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 30 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 200+ Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 10,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 4,500 Number of major airlines: 10 Peak Months: Jan 15-Jun 15; Sep 1-Dec 15
VISALIA VISALIA CONV & VISITORS BUR 720 West Mineral King 93291 Dir: Margo Michaels 800/524-0303 Conv Sales Mgr: Saan Schlick Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 114,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 16 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 16 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 1,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 700 Number of major airlines: 1 Peak Months: Mar-Jun: Oct-Nov
Smith 303/892-1112 VP Conv Mktg: Tom Dorsett Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 400,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 66 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 310 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 17,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 13,500 Number of major airlines: 26 Peak Months: Apr-Oct
Mobley, CAE 202/789-7000 Dir of Sales: Linda Brown Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 378,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 40 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 1,000 Number of hotel rooms in city (or county): 50,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 30,000 Number of major airlines: 19 Peak Months: Apr-Jun; Oct
LAUDERDALE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONV & VISITORS BUR 200 East Las Olas Blvd #1500 33301 Pres: Richard Weaver 305/765-4466 Dir of Mktg: Loren Cain Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 150,679 Numbert of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 28 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 505 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 28,661 Number of committable hotel rooms: 4,000 Number of major airlines: 8 Peak Months: Jan-Apr
MIAMI GREATER MIAMI CONV & VISITORS BUR 701 Brickell Ave #2700 33131 Sales: Kay Hollander 305/539-3030 Sales: Eta Moriarty Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 503,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 70 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 1,500 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 55,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 16,000 Number of major airlines: All
HONOLULU HAWAII VISITORS BUR Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave #801 96815-2519 Pres: Stanley Hong Sales: Hilary Kelly 808/923-1811 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 45,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 8 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 150 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 36,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 15,000 Peak Months: Dec-Mar; Jul-Aug
BOISE BOISE CONV & VISITORS BUR 100 North 9th #200 PO Box 2106 83701-2106 Exec Dir: Bobbie Patterson 208/344-7777 Conv Sales Dir: Terry Kopp Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 41,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 17 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 35 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 3,300 Number of committable hotel rooms: 1,500 Number of major airlines: 5 Peak Months: Mar-May; Sep-Oct
ROCKFORD ROCKFORD AREA CONV & VISITORS BUR 211 North Main St 61101-1010 Pres: Wendy Fisher 800/521-0849 Sales Mgr: Martha Mitchell 815/963-8111 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 43,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 20 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 40 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 3,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 2,199 Number of major airlines: 4 Peak Months: Jun-Aug
NOBLESVILLE HAMILTON COUNTY CONV & VISITORS BUR 136 South 9th St #322 46060 Exec Dir: Kamela Moore Kurzhals 800/776-TOUR Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 27 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 13 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 647 Number of committable hotel rooms: 647 Number of major airlines: 9
Reed 800/288-7470 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 20,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 28 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 37 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 1,200 Number of committable hotel rooms: 850 Number of major airlines: 5 Peak Months: Apr-Jul Home of Iowa State University.
DES MOINES GREATER DES MOINES CONV & VISITORS BUR 309 Saddlery Bldg 300 Court Ave 50309-2285 Exec Dir: Ellen Brown 515/286-4960 Dir of Sales: Paul Holliday Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 160,000+ Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 43+aud Number of hotel meeting rooms: 101 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 6,800 Number of committable hotel rooms: 4,000 Number of major airlines: 6 Peak Months: Feb-Mar; Oct-Nov
Gann 712/279-4800 Sales Contacts: or Laura Sanders Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 72,000 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 13 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 42 Number of hotel meeting rooms in city(or county): 1,400 Number of committable hotel rooms: 1,400 Number of major airlines: 7 Peak Months: Oct-Nov; Feb-Apr
4th PO Box 1587 50704-1587 Dir: Skip Strittmatter 319/233-8431 Conv Sales Mgr: Jan Payne Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 19,080 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 12 Number of hotel meeting rooms: 18 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 1,700 Number of committable hotel rooms: 1,300 Number of major airlines: 4 Peak Months: Spring/Fall
Boyd 316/265-2800 Dir of Sales: Ted Eberle 800/288-9424 Gross square feet of exhibit hall space: 198,500 Number of meeting rooms in convention center(s): 23 Number of hotel rooms in city(or county): 5,000 Number of committable hotel rooms: 2,000 Number of major airlines: 8 Peak Months: Mar-Jun; Sep-Nov