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commit

(Entrust), verb allot, assign, authorize, charge, charge with, commission, confer a trust, confide, consign, convey, delegate, employ, empower, engage, grant auuhority to, invest, invest with power, make responsible for, put an obligation upon, put in the hands of, relegate to, trust, turn over to, vest in
Associated concepts: commit to a writing

commit

(Institutionalize), verb arrest, confine, consign, constrain, deliver into custody, enthrall, hold in constraint, hold in restraint, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock up, place in confinement, put in custody, recommit to custody, remand to custody, remit to custody, restrain, send to an asylum, send to jail, send to prison
Associated concepts: commit to a hospital, commit to a mennal institution, commit to prison, committing magistrate

commit

(Perpetrate), verb accomplish, achieve, act, act on, administer, apply oneself to, be a participator in, be a party to, be an accomplice, be engaged in, be engrossed in, bring about, bring to pass, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, carry through, complete, consummate, discharge the duties of, effect, employ oneself, finish, fulfill, go through with, inflict, occupy oneself with, operate, participate in, perform, realize, transact
Associated concepts: commit an offense against the United States
See also: accomplish, apprehend, arrest, confide, confine, consign, constrain, contribute, delegate, deliver, deposit, detain, entrust, execute, give, grant, imprison, inflict, perpetrate, remand, remit, sentence, submit, supply, trust, undertake

TO COMMIT. To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

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Tyler chose the Trojans over Notre Dame, although he admitted he was close to committing to the Fighting Irish after Clausen verbally committed to Notre Dame during an unofficial recruiting trip in April.
Some people argue that increasingly violent video games, as well as violence in movies and TV, help drive immature teens toward committing violent acts.
If someone wanted to satisfy a financial need, committing an act of vandalism or sexual assault would not satisfy self-interest.
John Godfrey helped his mother Elizabeth die, as she was incapable of committing suicide by herself.
Boyle asked for an urgent review of this Petition and that the appropriate organs of the United Nations, as well its member states, institute criminal proceedings against President Bush for committing the international crime of genocide against the children of Iraq.
What kinds of frauds are staff employees or management currently committing against the company?
Several studies have examined profiling characteristics that may be used to characterize students most at risk of committing acts of violence and have identified a number of risk factors associated with violence in schools.
John Tierney: two counts of robbery, three counts of possessing a firearm when committing a crime and two of conspiracy to rob.
Then police will look at the suspects' background to see if they have a history of committing crimes in downtown--or even non-criminal behavior that happens to be annoying, such as drunkenness, noisiness, or boisterousness.
We guide them into trying new skills, friendships, and activities and committing themselves to perseverance in spite of occasional failures over a limited period of time.
Sentencing Commission show that murderers serve about a third as much time for crimes committed on Indian reservations as do those committing the same crime elsewhere.
Committing to the "Four Cornerstones" is an important step in implementing the Executive Order on health care transparency signed by President Bush in August of this year.