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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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conspiracy to commit murder

In law, an offense marked by an agreement or contract one makes with or among others to murder someone else. The emails between himself and the other suspects gave the prosecution enough evidence to charge them all with conspiracy to commit murder.
See also: commit, conspiracy, murder, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: commit, on

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.
See also: commit, to

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.
See also: commit, memory, to

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.
See also: commit, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Three per cent of methadone users had committed offences outside of England and Wales - up from the two per cent of heroin carriers.
He said USC was also committed towards its obligation to provide economic relief to the public especially during the month of Ramzan by playing its role as a price moderator and deterrent to profiteering, hoarding and black-marketing.
Of the total number of MRS crimes committed in 2017, only 159 were cleared, which means suspects have been identified but remain at large; while 84 were solved, which means suspects been identified, arrested, and charged in court.
Police officials while quoting the initial investigations said that deceased committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed pistol inside a house due to unemployment.
If the offence is not committed in the name or for the account of the company, it shall not be jointly liable for payment of fines or compensation.
The head of state pointed out that the terrorist group, which has committed this crime, wants to disrupt stability in Azerbaijan.
According to Ramna police station, Mohammad Shiraz Kiyani has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with gun over domestic issues.
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh) [India], June 30 ( ANI ): Farmers suicide seems to be unending across Madhya Pradesh, as one more farmer has committed suicide on Friday in Barwani district.
Sai oral health foundation is committed to eradicate flourosis from the rural and urban India.
DVLA figures obtained by through a Freedom of Information Act request found that 7.69 per cent of all speeding offences over the past 12 months were committed by 17 to 24-year-old drivers, accounting for 2.14 per cent of all drivers in that age group.
Results: Out of total 87, more male 50(57.5%) than females 37(42.5%) committed suicide.
Summary: 506 juveniles committed crimes in 2015, compared to 423 in 2014
Kuehn, a first-team all-Southwest Conference setter, verbally committed to Gonzaga and signed Wednesday.
Called ' Dil ki Baat', the programme, however, drew flak from the civil society and farmers, as Siddaramaiah, more than announcing immediate relief measures, tried to convey that the number of farmers who committed suicide during his tenure was less than that of any previous governments.
PEOPLE on bail committed an average of 10 offences a day in the West Midlands.