dedicated devoted

dedicated devoted
committed committed adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of {uncommitted}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bound up, involved, wrapped up}; {dedicated, devoted}; {pledged, sworn}] [WordNet 1.5]

2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called {attached}. Opposite of {unattached}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {affianced}, {bespoken}, {betrothed}, {engaged}, {pledged}, {promised}(predicate); {married}] [Also See: {loving}.]

Syn: attached. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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