commitment

[[t]kəmɪ̱tmənt[/t]]
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commitments
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft N to n Commitment is a strong belief in an idea or system.

...commitment to the ideals of Bolshevism.

2) N-COUNT A commitment is something which regularly takes up some of your time because of an agreement you have made or because of responsibilities that you have.

I've got a lot of commitments...

Work commitments forced her to uproot herself and her son from Reykjavik.

3) N-COUNT: usu N to-inf, N to n If you make a commitment to do something, you promise that you will do it. [FORMAL]

We made a commitment to keep working together...

They made a commitment to peace.

4) N-VAR Commitment is the process of officially sending someone to a prison or to hospital. [AM]
(in BRIT, use committal)

English dictionary. 2008.

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