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present participle committing past tense, past participle committed
American English: /kəˈmɪt/
British English: /kəˈmɪt/

Translation of commit in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (perpetrate)
    to commit suicide
    Example sentences
    • More criminals than ever before are carrying weapons to commit crimes.
    • I'm grateful it has taught me not to commit such immoral acts.
    • On each occasion, magistrates had warned him that he could be resentenced for his crimes if he committed another offence within a year.
  • 2 (assign) (funds/time/resources)
    consignar [formal]
    her remains were committed to the grave [formal]
    sus restos recibieron sepultura [formal]
    to commit something to somebody's care
    confiar algo al cuidado de alguien
    to commit something/somebody to the flames [literary]
    entregar algo/a alguien a las llamas [literary]
    to commit something to memory
    memorizar algo
    to commit something to paper or writing
    poner algo por escrito
    consignar algo por escrito [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Unfortunately I was in Anglesey with no means of committing my thoughts to anything permanent, and now, after a four and a half hour drive back two hours of which were spent on the M6, my brain isn't functioning at it's usual level.
    • The ability to complete the circuit from reading to published opinion in just a few clicks allows, and almost demands that we forego a space of time to step back and reflect and discuss before committing our reactions to words.
    • ‘Publish and be damned’ is a phrase that some of us are familiar with and this very potential damnation stops many from committing their ideas to paper.
  • 3 (send) to commit somebody to an psychiatric hospital
    internar a alguien en un manicomio
    he was committed (to prison) she was committed for or to trial
    se dictó auto de procesamiento
    se dictó auto de enjuiciamiento (Colombia)
    se dictó auto de sujeción a proceso (Mexico)
    se dictó auto de sometimiento a juicio (Venezuela)
    se dictó auto encargatorio de reo contra ella (Chile)
    Example sentences
    • But, generally speaking, once people are committed to prison they are in the hands of the Executive Government.
    • That is to say a man would be committed to prison until such time as he purged his contempt by complying with the order.
    • If, however, the fugitive is committed to prison, the Act contemplates that he may seek to challenge that warrant by habeas corpus proceedings.
    Example sentences
    • Earlier this week, the magistrates committed Murdoch to stand trial saying he had a case to answer on all three charges.
    • The preliminary inquiry judge exceeded her jurisdiction in committing him to trial for the more serious charge.
    • After a magistrate committed him to trial, the office of the Director for Public Prosecutions, or DPP in Queensland, decided not to proceed with the cases.
    Example sentences
    • A woman named Slava Denisov was committed to a psychiatric hospital for collecting signatures on a petition against the war.
    • This was his last public appearance before he was committed to a psychiatric hospital on Sunday.
    • A vagrant who lived rough for a time in Stromness was committed to a psychiatric hospital on Friday, after a sheriff in Wick rejected a plea to grant the man the freedom to return to his nomadic lifestyle in Orkney.
  • 4 (in government)
    someter a la consideración de una comisión
    Example sentences
    • I happily commit this bill to the select committee.
    • I commit the bill to the select committee for consideration.
    • I intend to speak to a proposed motion to amend the resolution to commit the bill to select committee.
  • 5 (bind) that would commit us to the purchase
    eso nos comprometería or obligaría a efectuar la compra
    to commit somebody to -ing/+ infinitive
    comprometer or obligar a alguien a + infinitive
    the pact commits both nations to …
    con la firma del pacto ambas naciones se comprometen a …
    Example sentences
    • And of course, we're committed to helping them as much as we can.
    • We are committed to our organization, to our profession, and to our patients.
    • While she is yet to define her role with the organisation, she is committed enough to take the first step.

reflexive verb

to commit oneself
  • 1 (bind)
    to commit oneself to -ing/+ infinitive
    comprometerse a + infinitive
    Example sentences
    • At her new job, Pully found a well-run school and a dedicated staff that was committed to teaching students well.
    • The Government is committed to encouraging modern businesses which develop and build on the strengths and commitment of their workforce.
    • That is not consistent with the agreement which says that everybody has to be committed to exclusively peaceful means.
  • 2 (state views)
    he wouldn't commit himself
    no quiso comprometerse
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