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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With a grave appearance of impartiality he declared that as they were now finally committing themselves to Reform or Innovation, it was desirable that they should take one last view of the perimeter of the whole subject, its defects as well as its advantages.
Conservatives are successfully stealing a march on Labour by committing themselves to pressing ahead with a high speed rail line.
But it would have been better if the Irish Hotels Federation had insisted on its members committing themselves to the plan.
It is good to see the youngsters committing themselves to the club.
With that realization, the Callaways began turning their financial situation around by committing themselves to Declaration of Financial Empowerment principle No.
"This is an example of military, industry, science, and technology experts committing themselves to study promising scientific and technological developments that enhance accomplishment of the Air Force mission," said Lt.
He is presenting 14 businesses in the town with a Mayor's Commendation Award for committing themselves to a no-smoking policy.
"Before the End" is an exhibition for two voices: on the one hand, that of critic and curator Stephanie Moisdon-Tremblay, who has assembled about twenty "first" works by artists inspired by the legacy of Conceptualism, chosen by the artists themselves; and on the other hand, that of the artist Olivier Mosset, who brought together the last paintings made by several seminal Conceptualists before committing themselves to an art of ideas.
E-learning tutor Brenda Robinson said: "The online course offers a flexible approach to information technology training where individuals can gain qualifications without committing themselves to regular classroom-based sessions."
Members and friends have this week been committing themselves to prayer and praise 24 hours a day.
``I don't want to sound cavalier about the figures, but this is small beer compared to what Governments are committing themselves to every day of the year and over longer periods.''
Members begin by making an act of consecration to the Blessed Virgin and committing themselves to work for the unity of the faithful with the Pope and the Church's Magisterium (teaching authority) and to lead others to consecrate themselves to Mary and belong to a cenacle of prayer.
(ENI)--Representatives from seven major religions and 21 African countries have adopted a declaration, committing themselves to working for peace on the African continent.
As it is they will be able to gauge his recovery and progress before committing themselves to a long term deal.
This consumer is most likely to try out an organic product or two each time they shop, as opposed to fully committing themselves to the category.