HyperDic: commission

English > 12 senses of the word commission:
NOUNgroupcommission, committeea special group delegated to consider some matter
possessioncommissiona fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
actcommission, commissioningthe act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
statecommissionthe state of being in good working order and ready for operation
groupcommission, deputation, delegation, delegacy, missiona group of representatives / representatives or delegates
communicationcommission, charge, directiona formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
communicationcommission, military commissionan official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
actcommission, perpetration, committalthe act of committing a crime
actcommission, mission, chargea special assignment that is given to a person or group
VERBsocialcommissionput into commission
socialcommissionplace an order for
socialcommissioncharge with a task
commission > pronunciation
Soundskahmih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA special group delegated to consider some matter.
Synonymcommittee
MemberscommissionerA member of a commission
committee memberA member of a committee / committee
NarrowerEconomic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commissionA commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committeeAn independent and exclusive / exclusive commission of nonpartisan statesmen and experts formed to investigate some important governmental issue
boardA committee having supervisory powers
conservancyA commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
election commissionA commission delegated to supervise an election
ethics committee, ethics panelA committee appointed to consider ethical issues
fairness commissionA commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views
finance committeeA committee appointed to consider financial issues
jury, panelA committee appointed to judge a competition
planning commissionA commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
politburoThe chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
political action committee, PACcommittee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates
presidium, praesidiumA permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session
select committeeA parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose
standing committeeA permanent committee
steering committeeA committee to arrange the order of business for some larger (legislative) body
subcommitteeA subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose
vestryIn the Protestant Episcopal Church
zoning commissionA commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use
Broaderadministrative unit, administrative bodyA unit with administrative responsibilities
Spanishcomisión, comité
Catalancomissió, comitè
Nounscommissionera member of a commission
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary).
Example"he works on commission"
BroaderfeeA fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
Spanishcomisión, corretaje, prima
Catalancomissió, corretatge, prima
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of granting authority to undertake certain functions.
Synonymcommissioning
NarrowermandateThe commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
Broaderauthorization, authorisation, empowermentThe act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
Spanishcomisión, encargo, mandato
Catalancomissió, encàrrec, mandat
Nounscommissionera government administrator
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of being in good working order and ready for operation.
Examples
  • "put the ships into commission"
  • "the motor was out of commission"
BroaderoperationThe state of being in effect or being operative
Spanishcomisión
Verbscommissionput into commission
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA group of representatives / representatives or delegates.
Synonymsdeputation, delegation, delegacy, mission
Narrowerdiplomatic missionA mission serving diplomatic ends
embassyAn ambassador and his entourage collectively
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishcomisión, comité, delegación, diputación, encomienda
Catalancomanda, comissió, comitè, delegació, diputació
Nounscommissionera member of a commission
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
Synonymscharge, direction
NarrowermisdirectionAn incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
Broadercommand, bid, bidding, dictationAn authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Spanishencargo, encomienda
Catalanencàrrec
Nounscommissionera government administrator
Verbscommissionplace an order for
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningAn official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces.
Synonymmilitary commission
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadercertificate, certification, credential, credentialsA document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
Spanishcomisión, encargo
Catalancomissió, encàrrec
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of committing a crime.
Synonymsperpetration, committal
Broadercrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Spanishcomisión, consumación, perpetración
Catalancomissió, consumació, perpetració
Verbscommitperform an act, usually with a negative connotation
English > commission: 12 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA special assignment that is given to a person or group.
Synonymsmission, charge
Narrowerfool's errandA fruitless mission
mission impossibleAn extremely dangerous or difficult mission
suicide mission, martyr operation, sacrifice operationkilling or injuring others while annihilating yourself
Broaderassignment, duty assignmentA duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
Spanishencargo, encomienda, misión
Catalancomanda, encàrrec, encomanda, missió
Verbscommissioncharge with a task
English > commission: 12 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningput into commission; equip for service; of ships.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Spanisharmar
Catalanarmar
Nounscommissionthe state of being in good working order and ready for operation
English > commission: 12 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningplace an order for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Broaderordermake a request for something
Spanishcomisionar, encargar
Nounscommissiona formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
English > commission: 12 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningCharge with a task.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey commission him to write the letter
Broaderauthorize, authorise, pass, cleargrant authorization or clearance for
Nounscommissiona special assignment that is given to a person or group
commissionera government administrator
commissioningthe act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

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