commitment ( commitments plural )
1 n-uncount Commitment is a strong belief in an idea or system.
oft N to n
...commitment to the ideals of Bolshevism.
2 n-count A commitment is something which regularly takes up some of your time because of an agreement you have made or because of responsibilities that you have.
Work commitments forced her to uproot herself and her son from Reykjavik.
3 n-count If you make a commitmentto do something, you promise that you will do it.
FORMAL usu N to-inf, N to n
We made a commitment to keep working together..., They made a commitment to peace.
4 n-var Commitment is the process of officially sending someone to a prison or to hospital.
in BRIT, use committal
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 duty, engagement, liability, obligation, responsibility, tie
2 adherence, dedication, devotion, involvement, loyalty
3 assurance, guarantee, pledge, promise, undertaking, vow, word
disavowal, indecisiveness, negation, vacillation, wavering
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