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commission

com·mis·sion

commission

 
 
pronunciation:
k mI shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
out of commission
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of committing.
Commissions of car theft decreased this past year.He repented for the commission of his sins.
synonyms:
commendation, consignment, deed, delegation, entrustment, memorization, performance, perpetration, pledge
similar words:
assignment, covenant, engagement, execution, promise, transfer
definition 2: an order granting authority to perform a certain task or function.
The publishing house gave her a commission to write the book.
synonyms:
authorization, requisition
similar words:
charge, command, contract, direction, license, mandate, order
definition 3: a body of persons with special authority.
The election commission monitors the financing of elections.The commission just released the report of its investigations.
similar words:
agency, board, cabinet, committee, council, delegation, deputation
definition 4: a sum of money given to an agent or salesperson for services.
The salesman gets a commission when he sells a car.As a real estate agent, she makes her income from commissions.
synonyms:
percentage
similar words:
allotment, brokerage, compensation, dividend, fee, share, take
definition 5: the order that confers officer's rank in the military.
He received his commission from the naval academy in 1955.
similar words:
appointment, assignment
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phrase: out of commission
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: commissioned, commissioning, commissions
definition 1: to grant or issue an order giving (some person or group) authority to perform a certain task or function.
The queen commissioned him to make the voyage.
synonyms:
authorize, requisition
similar words:
accredit, charge, command, contract, direct, license, mandate, order, warrant
definition 2: to put (a ship) into service.
The Navy commissioned the ship for service in the North Atlantic.
definition 3: to grant a commission for the creation of (a painting, poem, article, or the like).
The hotel commissioned a large painting for its lobby.
similar words:
enable, engage, support
definition 4: to award a commission to (someone) as a military officer.
He was commissioned an ensign by the Navy at the age of twenty-two.
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