commitment meaning, commitment definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( 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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