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  1. com·mis·sion
    IPA[kəˈmiSHən]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. give an order for or authorize the production of (something such as a building, piece of equipment, or work of art):

      the portrait was commissioned by his widow in 1792
      Synonym : order, put in an order for, place an order for, contract for, pay for, authorize, bespeak
    • 2. order or authorize (a person or organization) to do or produce something:

      they commissioned an architect to manage the building project
    • 3. bring (something newly produced, such as a factory or machine) into working condition:

      we had a few hiccups getting the heating equipment commissioned
    • 4. bring (a warship) into readiness for active service:

      the aircraft carrier
    • 5. appoint (someone) to the rank of officer in the armed services:

      he was commissioned after attending midshipman school
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: commission, plural noun: commissions

    • v.: verb: commission, 3rd person present: commissions, gerund or present participle: commissioning, past tense: commissioned, past participle: commissioned

    • noun

      an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group:

      an order for something, especially a work of art, to be produced specially:

    • verb

      order or authorize the production of (something):

      order or authorize (a person or organization) to do or produce something:

    • adjective

      (especially of a work of art) produced specially to order:

      (of an officer in the army, navy, or air force) holding a rank conferred by a commission:

    • adjective

      (especially of a work of art) produced specially to order:

      (of an officer in the army, navy, or air force) holding a rank conferred by a commission:

    • a group, appointed by agreement among the governments of the European Union, which initiates Union action and safeguards its treaties. It meets in Brussels.
    • (of a ship, vehicle, machine, etc.) in use or in service
    • noun

      an embassy of one British Commonwealth country in another:
    • (in the UK) an independent body that monitors public spending, especially that by local government, on behalf of the government.
    • noun

      (in the UK) a commission of inquiry appointed by the Crown on the recommendation of the government.
    • (in the UK) a board established to control charitable trusts.
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