commit vs practice what difference

what is difference between commit and practice

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin committō (to bring together, join, compare, commit (a wrong), incur, give in charge, etc.), from com- (together) + mittō (to send). See mission.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈmɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt
  • Hyphenation: com‧mit

Verb

commit (third-person singular simple present commits, present participle committing, simple past and past participle committed)

  1. (transitive) To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to consign; used with to or formerly unto.
  2. (transitive) To put in charge of a jailer; to imprison.
  3. (transitive) To have (a person) enter an establishment, such as a hospital or asylum, as a patient.
  4. (transitive) To do (something bad); to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) To enter into a contest; to match; often followed by with.
  6. (transitive, intransitive) To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without oneself etc.)
    • 8 March, 1769, Junius, letter to the Duke of Grafton
      You might have satisfied every duty of political friendship, without committing the honour of your sovereign.
    • 1803, John Marshall, The Life of George Washington
      Any sudden assent to the proposal [] might possibly be considered as committing the faith of the United States.
  7. (transitive, computing) To make a set of changes permanent.
  8. (transitive, obsolete, Latinism) To confound.
  9. (obsolete, intransitive) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.
  10. (obsolete, intransitive) To be committed or perpetrated; to take place; to occur.

Derived terms

  • commit suicide
  • commit to memory
  • committable
  • committed
  • committer
  • committible
  • committing magistrate
  • go commit

Related terms

  • commission
  • commitment
  • committal
  • committee
  • noncommittal
  • mission

Translations

References

Further reading

  • commit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • commit in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Noun

commit (plural commits)

  1. (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.mi/

Verb

commit

  1. third-person singular past historic of commettre


English

Etymology

See practise.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹæktɪs/

Noun

practice (usually uncountable, plural practices)

  1. Repetition of an activity to improve a skill.
    Synonyms: rehearsal, drill, dry run, exercise, training, trial, workout
  2. An organized event for the purpose of performing such repetition.
  3. (uncountable, especially medicine, art) The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.
    • 2016, Raphael Vella, Artist-Teachers in Context: International Dialogues, Springer (→ISBN), page 53
      Which is the most demanding? I think that my practice as an artist is ‘stronger’ because it is the practice that best fuels and balances myself and that generates new knowledge for my other work as both arts educator and creative arts therapist.
  4. (countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.
    Synonym: general practice
  5. The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.
  6. A customary action, habit, or behaviour; a manner or routine.
    Synonyms: custom, habit, pattern, routine, wont, wone
  7. Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.
    Antonym: theory
  8. (law) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
  9. Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  10. (mathematics) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

Usage notes

British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English spelling distinguishes between practice (noun) and practise (verb), analogously with advice/advise. In American English, the spelling practice is commonly used for both noun and verb.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • practic
  • practicable
  • practical
  • practitioner

Translations

Verb

practice (third-person singular simple present practices, present participle practicing, simple past and past participle practiced)

  1. (US) Alternative spelling of practise

Derived terms

  • practiced
  • practicing

Further reading

  • practice on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈprak.ti.ke/, [ˈpɾäkt̪ɪkɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈprak.ti.t͡ʃe/, [ˈprɑkt̪it͡ʃɛ]

Adjective

practice

  1. vocative masculine singular of practicus

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