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commissions

noun
plural of commission

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the granting of power to perform various acts or duties
  • President Jefferson's commission to Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory

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2 the doing of an action
  • a single burglar was responsible for the commission of all the break-ins

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3 a select group of persons assigned to consider or take action on some matter
  • reported to a UN commission on the AIDS crisis

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4 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty
  • her commission as head of the investigation

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commissions

verb
present tense third-person singular of commission

Synonyms & Antonyms of commissions (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to appoint as one's representative
  • plans to commission a deputy to investigate the matter

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3 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to
  • was commissioned to do the biography

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4 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
  • commissioned him to head the office of veterans affairs

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“Commissions.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commissions. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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