commit to all the intellectual property you possess.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by lapot, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. lapot

    lapot Senior Member

    Hello. I'm watching the series 'Prison Break' and I've come across the following sentence. A man is talking to a businesswoman and he wants to buy the technology the woman has. He says:

    'I want to commit to all the intellectual property you possess.'

    What do you think is the meaning of 'commit' here? I really don't know, even though I've looked up the word.
    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    This seems a little odd, to me. Does he say anything else? Do you have any more clues? (You may quote up to four lines, and summarise as many of the exchanges that you understand).
     
  3. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    In this context, it means commit to buying all of it. He's not just interested in part of it.
     
  4. lapot

    lapot Senior Member

    Hello again! There is a little more context:

    - Warfare applications were not our goal.

    - But now they are mine, and at the end of the day, you're a businesswoman with a product and I am a buyer. I want to commit to all the intellectual property you possess. I want the People's Republic of China to feel the pain I feel right now!
     

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