Translation of commit in Spanish:
- 1 (perpetrate)(crime/fraud/error/sin)to commit suicide
- 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) her remains were committed to the grave [formal]sus restos recibieron sepultura [formal]to commit something to somebody's careconfiar algo al cuidado de alguiento commit something/somebody to the flames [literary]entregar algo/a alguien a las llamas [literary]to commit something to memorymemorizar algoto commit something to paper o writingponer algo por escritoconsignar 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 hospitalinternar a alguien en un manicomiohe was committed (to prison) 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)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.
- 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.
- 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 comisiónExample 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 purchaseeso nos comprometería or obligaría a efectuar la comprato commit somebody
to -ing/+ infinitivecomprometer or obligar a alguienthe pact commits both nations to … a+ infinitivecon 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 verbto commit oneself
- 1 (bind)comprometerseto commit oneself
to -ing/+ infinitivecomprometerse a+ infinitiveExample 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.