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commitment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcommitmentcom‧mit‧ment /kəˈmɪtmənt/ ●●○ S3 W2 noun  1 [countable]PROMISE 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]WORK HARD 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]ARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETC 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]MONEY an amount of money that you have to pay regularly I had a lot of financial commitments.5 [countable, uncountable]USE something the use of money, time, people etc for a particular purpose commitments of food and medical aid of over $4 billionCOLLOCATIONSMeanings 1 & 2verbsmake a commitmentGetting married involves making a serious commitment.give a commitmentThe government gave a commitment to withdraw all its forces.something requires/demands (a) commitmentNursing as a profession demands genuine commitment.honour/meet a commitment (=do what you promised to do)Will they honour their commitment to a ceasefire?show/demonstrate commitmentThroughout her life she demonstrated her deep commitment to the needs of the poor.lack commitmentI never get promoted because they think I lack commitment.reaffirm/restate/reiterate a commitment (=give a promise again)They reaffirmed their commitment to abandon nuclear power.adjectivesreal/genuine commitmentThe job demands real commitment to teaching.personal commitmentAs a company, we expect a personal commitment from our staff to do their best.strong commitmentShe's known for her strong commitment to women's rights.long-term commitmentHaving a child together involves a long-term commitment.a lifelong commitmentMarriage is a lifelong commitment.full/total commitmentSuch therapies demand full commitment from the patient.political commitmentThere was no local political commitment to the proposal.religious commitmentMany people have ceased to have any active religious commitment.phrasesa lack of commitmentHis lack of commitment to the project was easy to see.a level of commitmentThis post demands a high level of commitment.
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commitmentShe also brings compassion for people and a commitment to nursing, together with nursing knowledge and skills.The country is hoping for a commitment of $25 million in aid.The organization has made a commitment to plant 5,000 trees in San Francisco.Such dams required amounts of capital and commitment that were beyond the limits of aggregations of self-interested mortals.Thanks to your energy and commitment, the fundraiser was a great success.Some managers are excellent leaders-they know instinctively how to engender enthusiasm and commitment for a project.One saw rescue from chaos through engagement with and commitment to life's processes.Lawrence promised full commitment in his drive to make Santa Barbara College the most successful school in the region.Labour needs to match its commitment to spending with innovative ideas about service delivery, financing and management.Marriage should be a lifelong commitment.Marriage, ideally, is a lifelong commitment.The peace talks ended with smiles and handshakes, but no commitment.Organizational commitment would not appear to be left to chance in many cases.Many parents do not get involved in schools because they have too many other commitments.But now as I watched him perform, I regarded his political commitment with something approaching awe.The American adviser expressed America's commitment to Africa's economic development.We are still involved in a guessing game about the Labour Opposition's commitment.The governor has a strong commitment to creating jobs in the state.It's a part-time program, but it's still a big time commitment.He is adamant that he wants total commitment and effort in the build-up to the match.You commitment to the project is very much appreciated by management.commitment toOur company has a commitment to equal pay and opportunities.Our employees' commitment to their work shows in their high-quality output.family commitmentsFinally, the psychological profession's hostility to marriage and family commitments works strongly against women psychologists.Do I have any family commitments which restrict the sort of job I can take on?Actually I can't come on Saturday, I have family commitments.Options available may be severely limited by matters of health, geographical location, intelligence, family commitments and job availability.Will the job fit in with my family commitments?Because of family commitments, it is difficult to many people to participate in residential retreats.Because of family commitments, Jane Clifford, like Sybille, had never felt able to work before.All are married women with their own family commitments at weekends.
From Longman Business Dictionarycommitmentcom‧mit‧ment /kəˈmɪtmənt/ noun1[countable, uncountable] a promise to do something or to behave in a particular wayHe’s made a commitment to improve the quality of life for people in Gloucestershire.commitment toa commitment to equal pay and opportunities contractual commitment2[uncountable] the hard work and loyalty that someone gives to an organization or activitySue will be greatly missed for her enthusiasm and commitment.commitment toThe Group’s success is a direct result of commitment by staff to high standards of service.3[countable] something that you have to do that prevents you from doing something elseMr Reid has a previous commitment and is unable to attend the meeting.part time work for people with family commitments4[countable] an amount of money that you have to pay regularly and that prevents you from spending your money on other thingsA mortgage may be the largest financial commitment you will make in your life.5[uncountable] the use of money, time, people etc for a particular purposeThe plan involves commitment of large amounts of money and staff time.
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