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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
commitment /kə'mitmənt/
  • danh từ
    • (như) committal
    • trát bắt giam
    • sự phạm (tội...)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sự đưa (quân) đi đánh
Concise Dictionary
+the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
+the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
+an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
+a message that makes a pledge
+the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ (to sb/sth)
~ to do sth a promise to do sth or to behave in a particular way; a promise to support sb/sth; the fact of committing yourself: 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. + the government's commitment to public services
2 [U] ~ (to sb/sth) 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 [C] 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 [C] the fact of having to pay an amount of money regularly: Buying a house is a big financial commitment.
5 [U, C] ~ (of sth) (to sth) agreeing to use money, time or people in order to achieve sth: the commitment of resources to education + Achieving success at this level requires a commitment of time and energy.
Collocation Dictionary

1 willingness to give time/energy to sth


absolute, complete, full, total | clear, deep, firm, genuine, great, passionate, real, serious, strong | continued, continuing, increased, increasing, lifelong, long-term, ongoing | general, open-ended | government, personal, professional, public | emotional, ideological, moral, political, religious


degree, level


give, make
The prime minister made a firm commitment to increasing spending on health.
| demonstrate, display, show
to demonstrate a commitment to human rights
| lack | affirm, reaffirm | require
Learning to play the violin requires strong commitment.
| gain
The government has managed to gain the commitment of employers to the scheme.


~ on
The government avoided giving any commitments on pensions.
| ~ to
his lifelong commitment to the socialist cause


a lack of commitment

2 a responsibility


big, considerable, major | binding | prior | international, overseas | business, domestic, family, financial, military, social, teaching, work


have, take on
I don't want to take on any more commitments.
| fulfil, honour, 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.


~ on
to honour commitments on reduction of air pollution

3 agreeing to use money/time/people for sth


a heavy commitment of capital

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