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com·mis·sion·er

commissioner

 
 
pronunciation:
k mI sh nr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the head of a government department.
the commissioner of public works
definition 2: one who serves on a commission.
definition 3: the head of an organization that oversees a particular sport.
the football commissioner
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)commissioner acting, advisory, agricultural, appointed, assistant, associate, chief, elected, fellow, interim, municipal, outgoing, provincial, sole
verb + (n.)commissioner act, advise, appoint, authorize, elect, hire, police, postpone, state, sue, suspend, urge
(n.)commissioner + verb announce, approve, oversee, recommend, resign, vote
noun + (n.)commissioner Help agriculture, appointment, approval, assistant, banking, baseball, board, boxing, conference, correction, county, custom, deputy, district, dot, election, health, housing, insurance, labor, league, liquor, mayor, moratorium, owner, parole, planning, police, port, precinct, railroad, revenue, sanitation, sewer, state, tenure, transportation, utility, zoning  [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
The word commissioner 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 ."
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-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean