commission - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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.

    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