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Definition 1: the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action - [noun denoting act]

Samples where commitment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his long commitment to public service
  • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

Synonyms for commitment in the sense of this definition

(commitment is a kind of ...) joint operation or action

"their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

(... is a kind of commitment ) loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

(... is a kind of commitment ) a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)

"his consecration to study"

(... is a kind of commitment ) commitment to some purpose

"the devotion of his time and wealth to science"

(... is a kind of commitment ) the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

(... is a kind of commitment ) loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

"keep the faith" "they broke faith with their investors"

Definition 2: the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for commitment in the sense of this definition

(commitment is a kind of ...) the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

Definition 3: an engagement by contract involving financial obligation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where commitment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his business commitments took him to London

(commitment is a kind of ...) the act of sharing in the activities of a group

"the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"

(... is a kind of commitment ) the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)

Definition 4: the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where commitment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of energy and commitment

Synonyms for commitment in the sense of this definition

(commitment is a kind of ...) the trait of being serious

"a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"

(... is a kind of commitment ) the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result

"this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking" "he made an emotional investment in the work"

Definition 5: a message that makes a pledge - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for commitment in the sense of this definition

(commitment is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of commitment ) a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

(... is a kind of commitment ) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)

(... is a kind of commitment ) a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

(... is a kind of commitment ) a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

"an assurance of help when needed" "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

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