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k mI shn
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noun, transitive verb
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.
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.
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.
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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adjective + (n.)commission advisory, architectural, bipartisan, blue-ribbon, congressional, electoral, fact-finding, fixed, high-level, historical, independent, investigating, investigative, joint, judicial, military, minimum, parliamentary, presidential, prestigious, regulatory, royal, sentencing, special [See all][See only the most frequent]
verb + (n.)commission accept, appoint, authorize, award, chair, disclose, earn, establish, execute, form, govern, pay, receive, resign, testify
(n.)commission + verb advocate, approve, charge, compose, conclude, convene, draft, endorse, head, investigate, issue, oversee, propose, recommend, regulate, reject, review, study, vote
noun + (n.)commission Help agent, appointment, bonus, boxing, broker, brokerage, charter, closing, closure, county, creation, election, ethics, firearm, gaming, omission, planning, portrait, reconciliation, ribbon, salary, sales, salespeople, sin, testimony, trading, truth, utility, zoning  [See all][See only the most frequent]
phrase: out of commission
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: commissions, commissioning, commissioned
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.
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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adverb + (v.)commission newly, originally, recently, specially
(v.)commission + nounHelp architect, artist, composer, lieutenant, mural, officer, opera, piece, sculpture, series, ship, works
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The word commission contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."