issue - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleissuing
past tenseissued
past participleissued
  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. 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.