Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb commit

6 senses of commit

Sense 1
perpetrate, commit, pull -- (perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote -- (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")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 3
commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge -- (cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison")
       => transfer -- (move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital")

Sense 4
entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit -- (confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God")
       => pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")

Sense 5
invest, put, commit, place -- (make an investment; "Put money into bonds")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 6
commit, practice -- (engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness")
       => prosecute, engage, pursue -- (carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion")

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