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verb [transitive] commission pronunciation in American English /kəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycommission
he/she/itcommissions
present participlecommissioning
past tensecommissioned
past participlecommissioned
  1. 1
    to ask someone such as an artist or musician to produce a piece of work in exchange for payment

    She's been commissioned to write a symphony.

    1. a.
      to officially ask for a piece of work to be done for you

      We have commissioned a full survey of the property.

      He commissioned a series of portraits of his family.

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  2. 2
    [usually passive] to make someone an officer in the military

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