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COMMITMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commitment mean? 

COMMITMENT (noun)
  The noun COMMITMENT has 5 senses:

1. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
2. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
3. an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
4. a message that makes a pledge
5. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

  Familiarity information: COMMITMENT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMITMENT (noun)


Sense 1commitment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

commitment; committedness

Context example:

a man of energy and commitment

Hypernyms ("commitment" is a kind of...):

earnestness; serious-mindedness; seriousness; sincerity (the trait of being serious)


Sense 2commitment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

allegiance; commitment; loyalty; dedication

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("commitment" is a kind of...):

cooperation (joint operation or action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commitment"):

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

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

devotion (commitment to some purpose)

enlistment (the act of enlisting (as in a military service))

faith (loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person)


Sense 3commitment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An engagement by contract involving financial obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

his business commitments took him to London

Hypernyms ("commitment" is a kind of...):

engagement; involution; involvement; participation (the act of sharing in the activities of a group)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commitment"):

incurrence (the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable))


Sense 4commitment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message that makes a pledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dedication; commitment

Hypernyms ("commitment" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commitment"):

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

affirmation ((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))

promise (a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future)

assurance; pledge (a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something)


Sense 5commitment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

committal; consignment; commitment

Hypernyms ("commitment" is a kind of...):

confinement (the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them)


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