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commit

com·mit

commit

 
pronunciation:
k mIt
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: commits, committed, committing
definition 1: to do; perform.
He committed a crime.
synonyms:
do, perform
similar words:
execute
definition 2: to dedicate, devote or pledge.
She committed herself to helping the poor.
synonyms:
pledge
similar words:
bind, promise, undertake, vow
definition 3: to put under the care or control of a person or institution, such as a prison or mental hospital.
They committed him to the mental hospital.
synonyms:
confine
similar words:
hospitalize
derivation: committed (adj.)
Word Parts
The word commit contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-