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Dictionary definition for: Commit

1. (v) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime" "pull a bank robbery"

2. (v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God" "give one''s talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

3. (v) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed" "he was committed to prison"

4. (v) confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general''s secret" "I commit my soul to God"

5. (v) make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

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