Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Two weeks before, teachers had been appointed to prepare a list of committees.

These committees of the rebel scoundrels have been active for months, all about us.

In the course of the session, he seems to have served on perhaps a majority of all its committees.

She visited most of the prominent towns and formed clubs or committees.

And now on the town's great day he had not been included in any of the committees of welcome.

Rights of Committees, Trustees, or Patrons, in the control of the school.

"Out speaking at meetings or serving on committees," said Lady Wolfer.

From time to time the convention resorted to committees to facilitate its work.

He therefore named his committees with the possibility of war in mind.

He was also refreshingly lucid, as he was on the committees.


1620s, from commit + -ee, or else a revival of Anglo-French commite, past participle of commettre "to commit," from Latin committere "to unite, connect" (see commit). Originally "person to whom something is committed" (late 15c.); from 17c. in reference to a body of such people.