commitment Definition

  • 1the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
  • 2an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action

Using commitment: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "commitment" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has shown a great commitment to her work.

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    I made a commitment to attend the meeting.

  • Example

    Their commitment to each other never wavered.

  • Example

    The company's commitment to sustainability is admirable.

commitment Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for commitment

Antonyms for commitment

Idioms Using commitment

  • a significant or serious obligation or responsibility


    Buying a house is a big commitment that requires careful consideration and planning.

  • a dedication to achieving the highest standards of quality or performance


    The company's commitment to excellence is reflected in the high quality of their products.

  • a dedication to promoting and embracing diversity in all its forms


    The university has made a commitment to diversity by implementing programs and policies that support underrepresented groups.

Phrases with commitment

  • commitment issues

    a fear or reluctance to commit to a long-term relationship or responsibility


    He has commitment issues and can't seem to settle down with one person.

  • an extreme fear or avoidance of commitment in relationships or other areas of life


    Her commitment phobia has caused problems in her personal and professional life.

  • commitment ceremony

    a non-legal ceremony in which two people make a public commitment to each other


    They had a commitment ceremony to celebrate their love and dedication to each other.

Origins of commitment

from Latin 'committere', meaning 'to entrust'


Summary: commitment in Brief

The term 'commitment' [kəˈmɪtmənt] refers to the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity, as well as an engagement or obligation that limits freedom of action. It is exemplified by phrases like 'commitment issues,' denoting a fear of long-term relationships, and idioms like 'a big commitment,' implying a significant obligation. 'Commitment' also extends into phrases like 'a commitment to excellence,' denoting dedication to high standards.

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