commitment


commitment
noun
1 willingness to give time/energy to sth
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, full, total
clear, deep, firm, genuine, great, passionate, real, serious, strong
continued, continuing, lifelong, long-standing, long-term, ongoing, unwavering

The company is making a long-term commitment to breaking into the American market.

increased, increasing
general, open-ended
government, personal, professional, public
emotional, ideological, moral, political, religious
… OF COMMITMENT
degree, level
VERB + COMMITMENT
give, make

The president made a firm commitment to increasing spending on health.

demonstrate, display, show

to demonstrate a commitment to human rights

lack
affirm, reaffirm
require, take

Learning to play the violin requires strong commitment.

PREPOSITION
commitment on

The government avoided giving any commitments on spending.

commitment to

his lifelong commitment to the socialist cause

PHRASES
a lack of commitment
2 a responsibility
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, major
binding
prior
international, overseas
business, domestic, family, financial, military, social, teaching, work
VERB + COMMITMENT
have, take on

I don't want to take on any more commitments.

fulfil/fulfill, honour/honor, meet

She can't meet her financial commitments.

get out of, wriggle out of

He is trying to wriggle out of his various domestic commitments.

PREPOSITION
commitment on

to honour/honor commitments on reduction of air pollution

3 agreeing to use money/time/people for sth
ADJECTIVE
heavy

a heavy commitment of capital

time
PREPOSITION
commitment of

The war on poverty requires a commitment of resources from the developing nations.

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