commit (v.)

14世纪晚期, “交给负责, 委托”, 来自拉丁文 committere “联合, 连接, 结合; 汇集”, 来自 com “与, 一起” (见 com-) + mittere “释放, 放走; 发送, 抛出” (见 mission).

英语中现代意义范围的演变并不完全清楚. 在拉丁文中, “犯(罪), 做, 做(特别是应受谴责的事)” 的意思是古老的; 在英文中, 它是从15世纪中叶开始的.

从1530年代起作“完全信任(自己);” 从1770年起作“通过不可撤销的初步行为将其置于或带入危险之中”. 不及物用法(代替 commit oneself) 最早记载于1982年, 可能是受存在主义使用(1948年) 的影响, commitment, 翻译萨特的 engagement “情感和道德的参与”.

Origin and meaning of commit

updated on October 13, 2021

Definitions of commit from WordNet

commit (v.)
perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;
Synonyms: perpetrate / pull
commit (v.)
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;
She committed herself to the work of God
Synonyms: give / dedicate / consecrate / devote
commit (v.)
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution;
he was committed to prison
After the second episode, she had to be committed
Synonyms: institutionalize / institutionalise / send / charge
commit (v.)
confer a trust upon;
I commit my soul to God
Synonyms: entrust / intrust / trust / confide
commit (v.)
make an investment;
Synonyms: invest / put / place
commit (v.)
engage in or perform;
commit a random act of kindness
Synonyms: practice
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