Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun commission

9 senses of commission

Sense 1
committee, commission -- (a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle)
       => administrative unit, administrative body -- (a unit with administrative responsibilities)

Sense 2
commission -- (a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); "he works on commission")
       => fee -- (a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services)

Sense 3
commission, commissioning -- (the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions)
       => authorization, authorisation, empowerment -- (the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant)

Sense 4
commission -- (the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission")
       => operation -- (the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation")

Sense 5
deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission -- (a group of representatives or delegates)
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 6
commission, charge, direction -- (a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury")
       => command, bid, bidding, dictation -- (an authoritative direction or instruction to do something)

Sense 7
commission, military commission -- (an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces)
       => certificate, certification, credential, credentials -- (a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts)

Sense 8
perpetration, commission, committal -- (the act of committing a crime)
       => crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking -- ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes")

Sense 9
mission, charge, commission -- (a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message")
       => assignment, duty assignment -- (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb commission

3 senses of commission

Sense 1
commission -- (put into commission; equip for service; of ships)
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

Sense 2
commission -- (place an order for)
       => order -- (make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage")

Sense 3
commission -- (charge with a task)
       => authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")

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