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commit
also: -tt-
American English: /kəˈmɪt/
British English: /kəˈmɪt/

Translation of commit in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (perpetrate)
    (crime/fraud/error/sin)
    cometer
    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)
    asignar
    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 o 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 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.
    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)
    comprometerse
    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)
    comprometerse
    he wouldn't commit himself
    no quiso comprometerse

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