Translation of commit in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kəˈmɪt/


  • 2 (assign) [funds/time/resources] asignar , consignar [formal] her remains were committed to the grave [formal] sus restos recibieron sepultura [formal] to commit sth to sb's care confiar* algo al cuidado de algn to commit sth/sb to the flames [literario/literary] entregar* algo/a algn a las llamas [literario/literary] to commit sth to memory memorizar* algo to commit sth to paper o writing poner* or [formal] consignar algo por escrito
  • 3 [Law] (send) to commit sb to an psychiatric hospital internar a algn en un manicomio he was committed (to prison) fue encarcelado she was committed for o to trial se dictó auto de procesamiento or (en Col) auto de enjuiciamiento or (en Méx) auto de sujeción a proceso or (en Ven) auto de sometimiento a juicio or (en Chi) auto encargatorio de reo contra ella
  • 4 (BrE) [Govt] someter a la consideración de una comisión
  • 5 (bind) comprometer , obligar* that would commit us to the purchase eso nos comprometería or obligaría a efectuar la compra to commit sb to -ing/+ inf comprometer or obligar* a algn a + inf the pact commits both nations to … con la firma del pacto ambas naciones se comprometen a …

v refl

  • to commit oneself 1.1 (bind) comprometerse to commit oneself to -ing/+ inf comprometerse a + inf 1.2 (state views) comprometerse he wouldn't commit himself no quiso comprometerse

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