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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


Synonymsmandatory


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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