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commission

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of commission

  1. 1 the granting of power to perform various acts or duties <President Jefferson's commission to Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory> Synonyms accreditation, authorization, delegation, empowerment, license (or licence), mandate Related Words commendation, consignment, entrustment; facilitation, fostering, promotion; commanding, directing, ordering

  2. 2 the doing of an action <a single burglar was responsible for the commission of all the break-ins> Synonyms accomplishment, achievement, discharge, enactment, execution, fulfillment (or fulfilment), implementation, performance, perpetration, prosecution, pursuance Related Words dispatch, expedition; administration, direction, handling, management; application, operation, practice (also practise) Antonyms nonfulfillment, nonperformance

  3. 3 a select group of persons assigned to consider or take action on some matter <reported to a UN commission on the AIDS crisis> Synonyms committee, panelRelated Words standing committee, steering committee; subcommittee; delegation, mission; assembly, body, congress, convocation, council, synod

  4. 4 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty <her commission as head of the investigation> Synonyms assignment, appointment, designationRelated Words billet, gig, job, office, place, position, situation, spot, station; authorization, delegation, deputation, emplacement, placement, ranking; anointing, anointment, induction, installation, installment (also instalment), instating, investiture, investment, ordination; choice, choosing, destination, election, nomination, picking, selection, singling (out)Near Antonyms blackball, rejection; deposition, dethronement, ejection, eviction, ouster, overthrow, removalAntonyms discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing




commission

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of commission

  1. 1 to appoint as one's representative <plans to commission a deputy to investigate the matter> Synonyms delegate, depute, deputizeRelated Words assign, charge; appoint, designate, name, nominateNear Antonyms abrogate; abdicate

  2. 2 to give official or legal power to <was commissioned lieutenant> Synonyms accredit, certify, charter [British], authorize, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantRelated Words approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms disqualify

  3. 3 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to <was commissioned to do the biography> Synonyms assign, charge, entrust, task, trustRelated Words confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest

  4. 4 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <commissioned him to head the office of veterans affairs> Synonyms assign, attach, appoint, constitute, designate, detail, name, nominate, placeRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire





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