AskDefine | Define committed

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committed (See commit)
ted adj
1 bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude; "committed church members"; "a committed Marxist" [ant: uncommitted]
2 associated in an exclusive sexual relationship [syn: attached] [ant: unattached]commit


1 perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery" [syn: perpetrate, pull]
2 give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church" [syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, devote]
3 cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" [syn: institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge]
4 confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: entrust, intrust, trust, confide]
5 make an investment; "Put money into bonds" [syn: invest, put, place] [ant: divest] [also: committing, committed]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. past of commit


  1. obligated by a pledge to some course of action
  2. showing commitment
  3. associated in an exclusive (but not necessarily permanent) sexual relationship


obligated by a pledge to some course of action
showing commitment
associated in an exclusive (but not necessarily permanent) sexual relationship

Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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