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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun commitment:


Commitment is a member of the word family commit, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun commitment

What does commitment mean as a name of something?

Commitment is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: commitments

  1. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    • example: a man of energy and commitment
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of commitment: committedness
    • more generic words: earnestness / serious-mindedness / seriousness / sincerity = the trait of being serious
    • more specific word: investment = the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result
  2. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    • example: his long commitment to public service
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of commitment: allegiance / dedication / loyalty
    • more generic word: cooperation = joint operation or action
    • more specific words:
      • 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
      • devotion = commitment to some purpose
      • enlistment = the act of enlisting
      • faith = loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
  3. an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
  4. a message that makes a pledge
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of commitment: dedication
    • more generic terms: content / message / subject matter / substance = what a communication that is about something is about
    • more specific words:
      • swearing / oath = a commitment to tell the truth
      • affirmation = a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath
      • 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
  5. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of commitment: committal / consignment
    • more generic word: confinement = the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

Alternative definition of the noun commitment


  1. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially
  2. The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review
  3. Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
  4. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially
  5. Assuming a financial obligation at a future date
  6. Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
  7. Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
  8. State of being pledged or engaged.
  9. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
  10. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.


  1. "Commitment" is a musical album of Sir Edward.
    • released in (41 years ago)
  2. "Commitment" is the fourth album by Lucky Boys Confusion, released on October 21, 2003. It is their second album released on a major label.
    • genres: Ska, Punk rock
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Commitment" is a musical album of Bobby Darin.
    • released in (46 years ago)
  4. "Commitment" is a musical album of Jim Hall.
    • released on (39 years ago)
  5. "Commitment" is the 1998 single album by LeAnn Rimes.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  6. "Commitment" is a musical album of Fania All-Stars.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  7. "Commitment" is a musical album of Matt Harding.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  8. "Commitment" is a musical album of Joonatan Rautio Trio.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  9. "Commitment" is a musical album of The Felix Culpa.


  1. "Commitment" is a book by Jacob Katzman.
    • also known as "Commitment: the Labor Zionist life-style in America: a personal memoir"
  2. "Commitment" is a book by Willard Edwin Uphaus.


"Commitment" is a short film.

Phrases with Commitment

  1. Commitment-Phobe
  2. Commitment-Phobia
  3. Commitment-Phobic

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Commitment

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Google previewGood Proverbs and Quotes of Chukwuemeka E.O. (2010)

by Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka

Commitment is the key that unlocks the door that leads to breakthrough. 10. Commitment is the power that provokes victory in every war. 20.

Google previewTransforming Work (2008)

by Patricia Boverie, Michael Kroth

Commitment is the extent to which someone is likely to stick with a situation or person. Commitment implies a...

Commitment is a two-way street—one will be committed if someone else commits back. When employees feel that they are just ...

Google previewDynamic Stillness Part Two (2013)

The Fulfillment of Trika Yoga by Swami Chetanananda

Commitment is that process by which we stabilize our minds and emotions, and ultimately our entire awareness, in that...

Google previewCommunity Engagement, Organization, and Development for Public Health Practice (2012)

by Frederick Murphy, MSPHyg, MPIA

Commitment is a by-product of character, and it too comes from within.

Google previewIntentional Communities (Routledge Revivals) (2011)

Ideology and Alienation in Communal Societies by Barry Shenker

Commitment is the conscious, deliberate and voluntary act which leads to identification with one's society. Commitment...

Google previewHuman Resource Management in the Digital Economy: Creating Synergy between Competency Models and Information (2011)

Creating Synergy between Competency Models and Information by de Juana-Espinosa, Susana

Commitment is an expression of loyalty, or to put it in a different way, 'applied loyalty.' Loyalty is the cause; commitment is the effect. That is why we say that someone es [is] loyal [as apermanent quality] and está [is] committed [has decided to ...

Google previewLeadership: Personal Development and Career Success (2010)

by Cliff Ricketts, John Ricketts

Commitment is a pledge or promise to do something. In today's world, commitment is an important quality that is necessary for success in many aspects of life. In a marriage, both husband and...

Commitment means doing what you say you are going to do and following through.

Google previewHepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time (2013)

Inspiration and Practical Tips for Successful Treatment by Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Day 19 Commitment is a radical act. If you are devoted to your health, then it means doing your best to support your...

Google previewPsychology and Productivity (2013)

by Paul Whitney, Robert B. Ochsman

commitment is a force which motivates membership in a organization due to extraneous interests provided by ...

Google previewBranding TV (2005)

Principles and Practices by Walter McDowell, Alan Batten

Brand commitment is the psychological bedrock of branding that addresses the underlying psychology of brand loyalty. Where loyalty is a measure of consumer behavior, brand commitment is a measure of the degree of faithfulness to a brand ...

Google previewMindfulness For Dummies (2014)

by Shamash Alidina

Commitment. Commitment is a pledge you make for a course of action.

Google previewHuman Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition (2012)

by R.J. Niehaus, K.F. Price

Commitment means support by word and deed, it means reward for those that embrace the change, and it means consequences for those who do not. Commitment also means the use of multiple technologies in a systematic and reinforcing ...

Google previewBuilding Successful Online Communities (2012)

Evidence-Based Social Design by Robert E. Kraut, Paul Resnick, Sara Kiesler, Moira Burke, Yan Chen, Niki Kittur, Joseph Konstan, Yuqing Ren, John Riedl

Commitment to the community makes people care enough to respond to and to enforce norms of appropriate behavior (Smith, McLaughlin, and Osborne 1997); thus, commitment is a building block for regulation, as discussed in chapter 4.

Google previewActs of Faith (2000)

Explaining the Human Side of Religion by Rodney Stark, Roger Finke

Religious commitment is the degree to which humans promptly meet the terms of exchange with a god or gods as...

Objective religious commitment refers to all behavior in accord with the explanations sustained by a religious organization.

Google previewBacon & Eggs (2008)

How to Be Totally Committed to Your Sales Career by Jim Cross

Commitment is the foundation of any successful person's career. It is similar to passion and attitude. When you look at an...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

The term civil commitment refers to the government's right to limit the liberty rights of its citizens through detention when no criminal act has occurred. The Constitution of the United States specifically provides for personal freedom; however, ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

by John Downes, Jordan Elliot Goodman

See also BEST EFFORT; FIRM commitment; standby commitment; underwrite. UNDERWRITING GROUP temporary association of investment bankers, organized by the originating investment banker in a new issue of securities. Operating ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (2014)

by Craig A. Evans

The starting pointforthe scandal ofthe Fourth Gospel in theHellenistic world was its absolute commitment to history. John would notcompromise thenotion thatGod had done somethingin Christ in history. Hellenism ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Society (1998)

by William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto

COMMITMENT Figure C.3 The Process of Initiating and Maintaining a Commitment A. Acute commitment-making;

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Vol. 1- by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

A given relationship may be driven by one or more of these factors, and these factors have been found to work together in an additive fashion to influence commitment. Commitment level itself has been found to be associated with a number of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (2016)

by Abbie E. Goldberg

By contrast, commitment ceremonies are scripted by those involved and provide no legal standing. Commitment ceremonies may look exactly like traditional weddings, but they may also be completely different and contain no recognizable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009)

by Charles Wankel

Commitment is here characterized by three criteria: acceptance of organizational goals and values, a willingness to exert considerable effort on behalf of the organization, and a desire to maintain membership in the ...

Google previewMystics Dictionary of Spirit Language

by Ken Ludden

one seeks inspiration prior to commitment, acknowledgement or expression; 2) indicative that one finds one's self inspired but not ...

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Quotes about Commitment

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. (Vince Lombardi)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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