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MANDATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mandate mean? 

MANDATE (noun)
  The noun MANDATE has 3 senses:

1. a document giving an official instruction or command
2. a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
3. the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

  Familiarity information: MANDATE used as a noun is uncommon.


MANDATE (verb)
  The verb MANDATE has 3 senses:

1. assign under a mandate
2. make mandatory
3. assign authority to

  Familiarity information: MANDATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANDATE (noun)


Sense 1mandate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document giving an official instruction or command

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

authorisation; authorization; mandate

Hypernyms ("mandate" is a kind of...):

instrument; legal document; legal instrument; official document ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Attribute:

unauthorised; unauthorized (not endowed with authority)

authorised; authorized (endowed with authority)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2mandate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

mandate; mandatory

Hypernyms ("mandate" is a kind of...):

district; dominion; territorial dominion; territory (a region marked off for administrative or other purposes)

Instance hyponyms:

Palestine (a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948)


Sense 3mandate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("mandate" is a kind of...):

commission; commissioning (the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions)

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)


MANDATE (verb)


Sense 1mandate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign under a mandate

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

mandate a colony

Hypernyms (to "mandate" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2mandate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make mandatory

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

the new director of the school board mandated regular tests

Hypernyms (to "mandate" is one way to...):

dictate; order; prescribe (issue commands or orders for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3mandate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign authority to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "mandate" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something to somebody


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