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commit

com·mit

commit

 
pronunciation:
k mIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: commits, committed, committing
definition 1: to promise to give a thing such as money or time or your own effort and to not change your decision to give it.
We have committed this money to our children's education.She has decided to commit herself to her new job.
similar words:
bind, promise
definition 2: to do; perform.
He committed a crime.
synonyms:
do, perform
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-