Definition of commitment in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈmɪtm(ə)nt/


1 [mass noun] The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. the company’s commitment to quality I could not fault my players for commitment
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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.
1.1 [count noun] A 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?
2An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action: with so many business commitments time for recreation was limited
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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, charge, liability, burden, pressure;
undertaking, task, engagement, arrangement

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