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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'I can't say, for certain, till I see the work, of course,' said Blathers; 'but my opinion at once is,--I don't mind committing myself to that extent,--that this wasn't done by a yokel; eh, Duff?'
"As the writer of Harry Potter, I'm always nervous of committing myself to another children's book, but yes, the next thing I write will be for children," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
Jenny said: "When one of the lecturers at the college called me to ask if I was interested, I thought it would be a nice way to test the waters, without committing myself to a job I wasn't sure about.
Yes, I am committing myself to a solid and stable family life.
Horsman said: 'I am glad to be committing myself to a club that has the potential to compete on a European stage.
Horsman said: "I am glad to be committing myself to a club that has the potential to compete on a European stage."
Now getting close to 60, committing myself to monastic lifestyle, the path my mother had walked before.
So I've decided to start slowly and build myself up to committing myself to a resolution - in July!
But he added: "There will be rides for him when he comes back, but I'll also be using Ray Cochrane and Oscar Urbina again, and I'm not committing myself to anyone at this stage."
Thompson said: "It's very disappointing but there is absolutely no point in committing myself to a club with such big problems."
But he added: "After seeing these bears in their tiny cages being milked of their bile, committing myself to a 13-mile run is the very least that I can do to help.
'I hope that by committing myself to Welsh rugby until 2008 I will be able to convince everyone that I'm in this for the long haul and that I'm relishing the challenge.'
"But I'm not committing myself to stay here forever and I could be tempted to move elsewhere."
'I know that it is going to be tough but by committing myself to raising around pounds 5,000 from donations and going public about it then I have got a huge incentive to give up cigarettes.'