Definition of commitment in English:


Syllabification: com·mit·ment
Pronunciation: /kəˈmitmənt


  • 1The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.: the company’s commitment to quality
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    • Throughout his working life, he brought qualities of loyalty and commitment to his profession.
    • It is the quality of commitment, commitment to the service of others.
    • What they are missing, though, are players who can bring both quality and commitment to the Newcastle cause.
  • 1.1A pledge or undertaking: I cannot make such a commitment at the moment
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    • We have made our commitments - the six pledges - and that's what we're fighting on.
    • All the other commitments on that pledge card were about redistributing income, not about increasing it.
    • Given that a commitment was given to under-take this work, why are we now back in the situation that no progress has been made on the matter?
    vow, promise, pledge, oath; contract, pact, deal; decision, resolution
  • 2 (usually commitments) An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action: business commitments young people delay major commitments including marriage and children
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    • They resist commitments - marriage, mortgages, careers or social engagements.
    • They never fail to honour their commitments and obligations with generosity and a willingness to give of their time so freely.
    • Injuries and work commitments restricted Town to jut 13 men and their lack of substitutes took its toll.
    responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, liability; task; engagement, arrangement

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