commit oneself to

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See: undertake
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On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say, to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all.
Few dissented but who could possibly commit oneself to the hashtag -- "Je suis un terroriste" (I am a terrorist)?
It can be truly attained and enjoyed, as the highest quality of life and a more human and sustainable development, only if all are guided by solidarity as "a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good.
Being modern means to commit oneself to the planet and be holistic in one's approach," Chatterjee said.
Jollimore writes: 'Indeed, the decision to commit oneself to a given value is, in essence, the decision to treat it as important.
For Nikola Madzirov, to separate from one's self, to be alone--in order to commit oneself to air, fire, stars, and angels--means the return home, to earth, to those ancient habitats that preserve the remnants of bygone ages.
A Christian never takes pleasure from the fact of a man's death, but sees it as an opportunity to reflect on each person's responsibility, before God and humanity, and to hope and commit oneself to seeing that no event becomes another occasion to disseminate hate but rather to foster peace.
Relying implies one's free choice to commit oneself to another person.
That sunnah is known as ietikaf, which means, linguistically speaking, to commit oneself to doing something to the exclusion of everything else.