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verb [transitive] issue pronunciation in British English /ˈɪʃuː/issue pronunciation in British English /ˈɪsjuː/
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present tense
present participleissuing
past tenseissued
past participleissued
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  1. 1
    to announce something, or to give something to people officially
    The banks have issued a warning that charges are likely to rise sharply.
    issue something to someone: Summonses have been issued to people who have not paid their bills.
  2. 2
    to officially make things available for people to buy or use
    A new range of stamps will be issued to commemorate the event.
  3. 3
    if you issue someone with something such as equipment, you give it to them, usually officially
    issue someone with something: After the briefing I was issued with two weapons.


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