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    commit (2)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    He has committed himself to support his brother's children (i.e. said or done something that makes it necessary for him to support them).

    "She committed herself to the work of God"

    commit ones to = pledge oneself to; to speak or act in such a way that one will be compelled to do something

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: commit (2)

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    He has committed himself to support his brother's children (i.e. said or done something that makes it necessary for him to support them).

    "She committed herself to the work of God"

    commit ones to = pledge oneself to; to speak or act in such a way that one will be compelled to do something

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    "He has committed himself to support his brother's children"

    I suppose this sentence means that he decided to dedicate his entire life or some period of his life to supporting his brother's children. The reasons for such a decision can be different. For example, his brother might have died recently and in order to help his children grow up and mature he intends to provide any kind of support for them he can.

    "She committed herself to the work of God"

    Sounds like something said about a very pious person with strong religious convictions who has decided to forget about all carnal desires and spend most of his time praying and taking care about monasteries, the poor, and the sick. In other words, what is called mercy and charity.

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