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English noun: mandate

1. mandate (communication) a document giving an official instruction or command

Synonymsauthorisation, authorization

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Attributeauthorised, authorized, unauthorised, unauthorized

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. mandate (location) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves


Broader (hypernym)district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory

Instance hyponymPalestine

3. mandate (act) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

Broader (hypernym)commission, commissioning

Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

English verb: mandate

1. mandate (social) assign under a mandate

SamplesMandate a colony.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

2. mandate (communication) make mandatory

SamplesThe new director of the school board mandated regular tests.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dictate, order, prescribe

3. mandate (communication) assign authority to

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

Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

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