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[ noun ] the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

Synonyms

committedness

Examples

"a man of energy and commitment"

Related terms

seriousness

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[ noun ] the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

Examples

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

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

They must in their planning be able to count_on at_least tentative commitments of foreign capital assistance over periods of several years .

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[ noun ] the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

Examples

"a man of energy and commitment"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

We are left helpless to cope_with it because we do not dare speak of it as anything real for fear that to do so would imply a commitment to that which has already been discredited and proved false .

Related terms

seriousness

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[ noun ] an engagement by contract involving financial obligation

Examples

"his business commitments took him to London"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Sipping their coffee , discussing the weather , the day 's shopping , Fritzie 's commitments at the network ( all of which he would cancel ) , they avoided the radio , the morning TV news_show , even the front page of the Santa_Luisa_Register , resting on the kitchen bar .

Related terms

engagement incurrence invest

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[ noun ] a message that makes a pledge

Synonyms

dedication

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