One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was on trial for a murder he had not committed’
carry out, do, perform, perpetrate, engage in, enact, execute, effect, accomplish
be responsible for, be to blame for, be guilty of
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2‘she was committed to the care of the local authority’
entrust, trust, commend, consign, assign, deliver, give, give over, hand over, turn over, give up, relinquish
3‘local business leaders committed themselves to community projects’
pledge, devote, apply, give, dedicate, bind, obligate
4‘the judge committed him to prison for eight months’
consign, assign, send, deliver, confine
5‘her husband had her committed after her eccentricity became dangerous’
hospitalize, confine, institutionalize, put away, lock away, lock up
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