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commitment

com·mit·ment

commitment

 
 
pronunciation:
k mIt mnt
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pledge or obligation to fulfill an act or function.
The government has made a commitment to cleaning up the environment.He went abroad and forgot his commitment to his family.I can't meet with them tomorrow because of a prior commitment.
synonyms:
duty, obligation
similar words:
covenant, engagement, pledge, promise, vow
definition 2: the state of having pledged or obligated oneself.
I won't get married because I don't want that kind of commitment.
 
synonyms:
obligation
similar words:
engagement
definition 3: the state of being devoted or involved.
He feels a strong commitment to helping people who are less fortunate.
synonyms:
dedication, devotion, involvement
similar words:
responsibility, support
definition 4: confinement, as in a mental hospital.
Commitment may become necessary if the patient becomes violent.
synonyms:
confinement, institutionalization
similar words:
hospitalization, restraint