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      vb   , -mits, -mitting, -mitted   tr  
1    to hand over, as for safekeeping; charge; entrust  
to commit a child to the care of its aunt     
2    to commit to memory   to learn by heart; memorize  
3    to confine officially or take into custody  
to commit someone to prison     
4    usually passive   to pledge or align (oneself), as to a particular cause, action, or attitude  
a committed radical     
5    to order (forces) into action  
6    to perform (a crime, error, etc.); do; perpetrate  
7    to surrender, esp. for destruction  
she committed the letter to the fire     
8    to refer (a bill, etc.) to a committee of a legislature  
     (C14: from Latin committere to join, from com- together + mittere to put, send)  
  committable      adj  
  committer      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    carry out, do, enact, execute, perform, perpetrate  
2    commend, confide, consign, deliver, deposit, engage, entrust, give, hand over  
3    align, bind, compromise, endanger, make liable, obligate, pledge, rank  
4    confine, imprison, put in custody  
1    omit  
2    receive, withhold  
3    disavow, vacillate, waver  
4    free, let out, release, set free  

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