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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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His call comes ahead of a major report tomorrow that will recommend new laws committing us to be zero-carbon by 2050.
"We actually moved to a new home we built in the city, essentially committing us to living in the city until the kids are gone, and then we'll probably end up moving back downtown," Mirmiran said.
When he went over and signed the Maastricht Treaty, committing us to even more EU control, he could not find the morality to consult the people on it!
"We expect global warming to continue, given that rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the increasing heat content of the oceans are committing us to a warmer future," Jarraud said.
"This would give the council further information on which to base a decision, without committing us to a particular provider."
He inquired of my wife whether she would take out a direct debit committing us to regular monthly donations.
Please give this some more thought before committing us to this design, I feel it could be better occupying another place, namely Ironmonger Row.
This must now change, 83 per cent of people now believe that the PM should seek approval before committing us to war - clearly saying Parliament should decide!
Mandelson should also realise that Great Britain's Prime Minister should know all the why's and the wherefore's before committing us to such a serious situation as war.
A spokesperson for the EC told Reuters however that 'We still have to explore a path towards an agreement on the three points which still divide us; a joint declaration committing us to agreeing an international standard, the suspension of the U.S.
If MPs approve Trident's renewal, they will be committing us to this dangerous system for the next 40 years.
We could insist that the political declaration grants us a free trade agreement, rather than committing us to "build and improve on the single customs territory".
He signed the Maastricht Treaty, committing us to closer economic and political agreement.