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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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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Before committing to USC, Redfield was looking hard at Oregon.
Keep several rules in mind when committing to a program of retirement planning and investing.
Tyler chose the Trojans over Notre Dame, although he admitted he was close to committing to the Fighting Irish after Clausen verbally committed to Notre Dame during an unofficial recruiting trip in April.
Committing to the "Four Cornerstones" is an important step in implementing the Executive Order on health care transparency signed by President Bush in August of this year.
Jude Medical has joined with the other leading CRM companies in committing to provide annual, industry standardized datasets of actual survival probability data so that expectations for industry-wide device performance will be available to patients and physicians.
A common barrier people found when committing to an exercise program was finding the time needed for an ongoing exercise program.