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commitment

noun
     
com‧mit‧ment S2 W2
1 [countable] a promise to do something or to behave in a particular way:
Are you ready to make a long-term commitment?
commitment to
Our company has a commitment to quality and customer service.
2 [uncountable] the hard work and loyalty that someone gives to an organization, activity etc:
I was impressed by the energy and commitment shown by the players.
commitment to
Her commitment to work is beyond question.
3 [countable] something that you have promised you will do or that you have to do:
Will the job fit in with your family commitments?
4 [countable] an amount of money that you have to pay regularly:
I had a lot of financial commitments.
5 [uncountable and countable] the use of money, time, people etc for a particular purpose:
commitments of food and medical aid of over $4 billion

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