com·mit vb com·mit·ted, com·mit·tingvt1 a: to put into another's charge or trust: entrust consigncommitted her children to her sister's careb: to place in a prison or mental hospital esp. by judicial orderwas found to be gravely disabled and was involuntarily committed to the Central Louisiana State Hospital — In the Matter of K.G., 531 So. 2d 575 (1988) compare institutionalize, interdictc: to send (as a legislative bill) to a committee for consideration and reportcommit the crime bill to the joint committee2: to carry into action deliberately: perpetrateto define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas — U.S. Constitution art. I3: obligate bindvi: to obligate or bind oneselfwould not commit to the irrevocable order
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
allot, assign, authorize, charge, charge with, commission, confer a trust, confide, consign, convey, delegate, employ, empower, engage, grant authority to, invest, invest with power, make responsible for, put an obligation upon, put in the hands of, relegate to, trust, turn over to, vest in
associated concepts: commit to a writing
arrest, confine, consign, constrain, deliver into custody, enthrall, hold in constraint, hold in restraint, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock up, place in confinement, put in custody, recommit to custody, remand to custody, remit to custody, restrain, send to an asylum, send to jail, send to prison
associated concepts: commit to a hospital, commit to a mental institution, commit to prison, committing magistrate
accomplish, achieve, act, act on, administer, apply oneself to, be a participator in, be a party to, be an accomplice, be engaged in, be engrossed in, bring about, bring to pass, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, carry through, complete, consummate, discharge, discharge the duties of, effect, employ oneself, execute, finish, fulfill, go through with, inflict, occupy oneself with, operate, participate in, perform, realize, transact
associated concepts: commit an offense against the United States
apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), confide (trust), confine, consign, constrain (imprison), contribute (supply), delegate, deliver, deposit (submit to a bank), detain (hold in custody), entrust, execute (accomplish), give (grant), inflict, perpetrate, remand, remit (submit for consideration), sentence, submit (give), undertake
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To do or perform a deed or act.(2) To entrust to the care of someone else; to send someone to prison or a mental institution.(3) To bind oneself to someone or something.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
v.1 To do; perpetrate.2 To order a person's placement in, or to send a person to, a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution, especially pursuant to court order.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
To send a person to prison, asylum, or reformatory by a court order.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.