verb (used with object)
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Idioms for commission
- in service.
- in operating order: A great deal of work will be necessary to put this car in commission again.
- Also into commission. Navy. (of a ship) manned and in condition for or ordered to active service.
- not in service: Telephone lines were out of commission for several days after the storm.
- not in operating order: Sorry, but I can't bake cupcakes for you while the stove is out of commission.
Origin of commission
OTHER WORDS FROM commission
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commissioncommission , omission
Example sentences from the Web for commission
Over half of the claims were in the hotel, food service, health care, administrative support and retail industries, according to the commission.Feds cut extended unemployment benefits in Virginia as state’s economy improves|Laura Vozzella|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The goal is to have a commission that is representative of the county’s electorate in many ways, including race, geographic location within the county, political leanings and more.Morning Report: Turning Border Sewage Into Local Water|Voice of San Diego|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The commission operates a treatment plant in the South Bay that’s supposed to catch and clean effluent from the Tijuana River as it spills over the border.Two Companies See a Golden Opportunity in the Tijuana River’s Brown Waters|MacKenzie Elmer|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
On Thursday morning, Christian was placed on injured reserve because of his knee injury, which means he will be out of commission for at least three weeks.Washington is now down to its fourth option at left tackle: Right tackle Morgan Moses|Nicki Jhabvala|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
After his unmasking, Moser told the commission that he’d been working for the family of another Republican candidate.Morning Report: County Digs in to Keep COVID Data Private|Voice of San Diego|November 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
But not Igor Olenicoff, who was caught commissioning forged sculptures to decorate his California properties.Real Estate Mogul Igor Olenicoff Busted for Art Forgery|Justin Jones|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So seriously that it went to the trouble of commissioning a survey, described here in a post on the Financial Times website.Goldman Loves its Customers so Much it Won't Talk to Them|David Frum|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This need for an artistic response led to Kent's commissioning of 12 plays by established and up-and-coming writers.
The 4th August 1916 saw the commissioning of a boat which was a revolution in submarine design.The Story of Our Submarines|John Graham Bower
We must go on volunteering, and commissioning the rusty militia-men and greasy demagogues who bring in the companies.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
The presbytery felt that they were commissioning a servant of God to do a work that would cost his life.Sketches of the Covenanters|J. C. McFeeters
The best that government has done for art in France is the commissioning of the great decorative paintings of Baudry and Puvis.Artist and Public|Kenyon Cox
I first made my own bow, then drew forth the State paper commissioning me to call together 'this august body.'The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth|Timothy Templeton
British Dictionary definitions for commission
- a document conferring a rank on an officer
- the rank or authority thereby granted
- the authority given to a person or organization to act as an agent to a principal in commercial transactions
- the fee allotted to an agent for services rendered
Derived forms of commissioncommissional or commissionary, adjective
Word Origin for commission
Cultural definitions for commission
A fee paid to a broker or other financial agent for negotiating a sale. The fee is based on a percentage of the sale price.
Idioms and Phrases with commission
see in commission; on commission; out of commission.