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English noun: commission

1. commission (group) a special group delegated to consider some matter


SamplesA committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.


Synonymscommittee


Broader (hypernym)administrative body, administrative unit


Narrower (hyponym)blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committee, board, conservancy, Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission, election commission, ethics committee, ethics panel, fairness commission, finance committee, jury, PAC, panel, planning commission, politburo, political action committee, praesidium, presidium, select committee, standing committee, steering committee, subcommittee, vestry, zoning commission


Member holonymcommissioner, committee member

2. commission (possession) a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)


SamplesHe works on commission.


Broader (hypernym)fee

3. commission (act) the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions


Synonymscommissioning


Broader (hypernym)authorisation, authorization, empowerment


Narrower (hyponym)mandate

4. commission (state) the state of being in good working order and ready for operation


SamplesPut the ships into commission.
The motor was out of commission.


Broader (hypernym)operation

5. commission (group) a group of representatives or delegates


Synonymsdelegacy, delegation, deputation, mission


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)diplomatic mission, embassy

6. commission (communication) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something


SamplesThe judge's charge to the jury.


Synonymscharge, direction


Broader (hypernym)bid, bidding, command, dictation


Narrower (hyponym)misdirection

7. commission (communication) an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces


Synonymsmilitary commission


Broader (hypernym)certificate, certification, credential, credentials


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

8. commission (act) the act of committing a crime


Synonymscommittal, perpetration


Broader (hypernym)crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

9. commission (act) a special assignment that is given to a person or group


SamplesA confidential mission to London.
His charge was deliver a message.


Synonymscharge, mission


Broader (hypernym)assignment, duty assignment


Narrower (hyponym)fool's errand, martyr operation, mission impossible, sacrifice operation, suicide mission


English verb: commission

1. commission (social) put into commission; equip for service; of ships


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

2. commission (social) place an order for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)order

3. commission (social) charge with a task


ExamplesThey commission him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)authorise, authorize, clear, pass









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