Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of commit.
  • adj. Obligated by a pledge to some course of action.
  • adj. showing commitment.
  • adj. Associated in an exclusive (but not necessarily permanent) sexual relationship.
  • adj. Required by logic to endorse the conclusion of an argument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of uncommitted.
  • adj. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called attached. Opposite of unattached.
  • adj. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
  • adj. associated in an exclusive sexual relationship

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mike Schneider: I avoid the term committed when working on mass collaborative projects because realistically only a small percent of people follow through on their commitments.

    Fatally Yours

  • My father wanted him to stay at Ringwood and learn to be what he called a committed member of the landed gentry.

    Slightly Married

  • Turkey, which he described as a committed secular and democratic state, "is a vital asset for the EU."

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  • This has also been characteristic of what we call committed literature.

    MRZine.org

  • This also has been characteristic of what we call committed literature.

    Political Affairs Magazine

  • But that’s not the only meaning of the word committed that I am feeling.

    The Poet Prince

  • In the early 2000s, the website of Lambda Legal featured profiles of gay and lesbian couples, all of whom were identified as long-term couples with respectable jobs, and many of whom were described as committed parents and grandparents.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Cute, but whether a state crime has been committed is contingent on whether the person resides in the United States in violation of federal law.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Feds May Sue Arizona Over Immigration

  • It was 70 years ago on March 31 when Great Britain committed the fatal blunder that led to World War II: issuing a war guarantee to Poland.

    March « 2009 « Antiwar.com Blog

  • The Saints again committed to building their defense and need a little better luck this year in keeping people healthy.

    Saints, Bush seek balancing act that finally puts it all together

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