Synonyms for commit
- carry out
- go for broke
- go in for
- go out for
- pull off
Antonyms for commit
- give up
- keep from
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMIT
I determined to commit suicide on the very day on which I left prison.
She told me once that it was better to talk about adultery than to commit it!
Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
Let that feeling represent what I could tell you, and commit her to your friendliness with my thanks.'
A people can commit theft; a people can confess theft; a people can repent of theft.
Never would he commit such a crime as to allow people to be poisoned.
There was scarcely a fault which a General could commit which Feversham had not been guilty of.
Yea, as a friend who loves you far too dearly to advise you to commit any folly.
Do not commit the fallacy of sitting down for a little rest.
You mistake my nature, Margaret, and you commit a cruel treason against my love.
late 14c., "to give in charge, entrust," from Latin committere "to unite, connect, combine; to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin; in English from mid-15c. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "emotional and moral engagement."