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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.