Definition of commitment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    commitment

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    noun
    BrE BrE//kəˈmɪtmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪtmənt//
     
     
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  1. 1  [countable, uncountable] a promise to do something or to behave in a particular way; a promise to support somebody/something; the fact of committing yourself commitment (to somebody/something) She doesn't want to make a big emotional commitment to Steve at the moment. the government’s commitment to public services commitment to do/doing something The company's commitment to providing quality at a reasonable price has been vital to its success.
  2. 2  [uncountable] commitment (to somebody/something) the willingness to work hard and give your energy and time to a job or an activity A career as an actor requires one hundred per cent commitment.
  3. 3  [countable] a thing that you have promised or agreed to do, or that you have to do He's busy for the next month with filming commitments. Women very often have to juggle work with their family commitments.
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] commitment (of something) (to something) agreeing to use money, time or people in order to achieve something the commitment of resources to education Achieving success at this level requires a commitment of time and energy.
  5. Extra examples I don’t want to take on any more commitments. Learning to play the violin requires strong commitment. She can’t meet her financial commitments. The company is making a long-term commitment to breaking into the American market. The government avoided giving any commitments on pensions. The government has managed to gain the commitment of employers to the scheme. The president made a firm commitment to increasing spending on health. The war on poverty requires a commitment of resources from the developing nations. a heavy commitment of capital his lifelong commitment to the socialist cause to demonstrate a commitment to human rights to honour commitments on reduction of air pollution Buying a house is a big financial commitment. He questioned the government’s commitment to public services. He’s busy for the next month with filming commitments. I was saddened to see their lack of commitment. Is the government going to honour its commitments on the reduction of air pollution? She doesn’t want to make a big emotional commitment to Steve at the moment. The company’s commitment to providing quality at a reasonable price has been vital to its success. They all played with commitment and determination. This is part of the farm’s continued commitment to preserving wildlife. This post demands a high level of commitment.
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