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verb [transitive] commission pronunciation in British English /kəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecommissioning
past tensecommissioned
past participlecommissioned
  1. 1
    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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    1. a.
      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.
  2. 2
    [usually passive] to make someone an officer in the armed forces


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