(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. perpetrate, perform, do; refer, consign, entrust; confide, commend; take into custody, confine. See action, commission, lawsuit, promise.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To perform]
Syn. perpetrate, do, act, carry out; see perform 1 .
2. [To give in charge]
Syn. entrust, confide, consign, delegate, relegate, leave to, give to do, turn over, assign, head over, put in the hands of, allot, charge, invest, allocate, apportion, rely upon, Depend upon, confer a trust, bind over, make responsible for, pledge, bind, oblige, obligate, constrain, make another's duty, empower, employ, dispatch, send, vest in, authorize, deputize, engage, commission, depute, convey, put in custody, institutionalize, confine, imprison, lock up*, put away*; see also assign 1 , imprison .
commit suicide,
Syn. kill oneself, take one's own life, take an overdose (of any dangerous drug), slash one's wrists, shoot oneself, slit one's own throat, do away with oneself, die by one's own hand, commit hara-kiri, commit seppuku, end it all*, throw in the towel*, pack it in*, blow one's brains out*.
Syn.- commit , the basic term here, implies the delivery of a person or thing into the charge or keeping of another; entrust and confide imply committal based on trust and confidence, with, confide sometimes also suggesting the private nature of what is entrusted; consign suggests formal action in transferring something to another's possession or control; relegate implies assigning to a specific class, sphere, place, etc., esp. one of inferiority, and usually suggests the literal or figurative removal of something undeSirable
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. perpetrate do, effect, execute, perform, *pull off, enact, transact, carry out.
2. entrust charge, vest, appoint, delegate, relegate, engage, consign.
3. incarcerate imprison, place in custody, confine, institutionalize, hospitalize.
4. pledge devote, obligate, bind, swear, give one's word, dedicate, engage.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime): perpetrate. Informal: pull off. See DO, LAW. 2. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance: commend, confide, consign, entrust, give (over), hand over, relegate, trust, turn over. Idiom: give in trust (or charge). See GIVE. 3. To place officially in confinement: consign, institutionalize. Informal: send up. See FREE. 4. To be morally bound to do: bind, charge, obligate, pledge. See OBLIGATION.

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