commit

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Word of the Day
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commit

Pronunciation /kəˈmɪt/
verb commits, committing, committed
[with object]
1 Perpetrate or carry out (a mistake, crime, or immoral act)
2 Pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy.
2.1 be committed to – Be dedicated to (something)
2.2 Pledge or set aside (resources) for future use.
2.3 commit oneself to – Resolve to remain in a long-term emotional relationship with (someone)
2.4 be committed to – Be in a long-term emotional relationship with (someone)
3 commit something to – Transfer something to (a state or place where it can be kept or preserved)
3.1 Consign (someone) officially to prison, especially on remand.
3.2 Send (a person or case) for trial in a higher court.
3.3 Send (someone) to be confined in a psychiatric hospital.
3.4 Refer (a parliamentary or legislative bill) to a committee.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin committere ‘join, entrust’ (in medieval Latin ‘put into custody’), from com- ‘with’ + mittere ‘put or send’.

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Henry committed his story to paper, telling of the commitment of two brothers…though to entirely different paths.

And for no particular reason…Happy Caturday!

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