mandate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/mænˈdeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymandate
he/she/itmandates
present participlemandating
past tensemandated
past participlemandated
  1. 1
    to give someone the authority to do something
  2. 2
    mainly American to give an official order or make a law stating that something must be done

    These proposals hope to reduce traffic and mandate lower speed limits.