Synonyms of commission
appointDictionary • You can commission them to paint something especially for you.
appoint • It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
engage • We have been able to engage some staff.
delegate • Officials have been delegated to start work on a settlement.
nominate • It is legally possible for an elderly person to nominate someone to act for them.
authorize • They authorized him to use force if necessary.
empower • The army is now empowered to operate on a shoot-to-kill basis.
depute • A sub-committee was deputed to investigate the claims.
1 dutyDictionary • She approached him with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
duty • My duty is to look after the animals.
authority • The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
trust • She held a position of trust, which was generously paid.
charge • I did not consider it any part of my charge to come up with marketing ideas.
task • He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
function • The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital.
mission • He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from evil.
warrant • Police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
mandate • The union already has a mandate to ballot for a strike.
errand • Frank ran dodgy errands for a seedy local villain.
2 feeDictionary • He got a commission for bringing in new clients.
fee • How much will the solicitor's fee be?
cut (informal) • The lawyers, of course, will take their cut of the profits.
allowance • The boy was given an allowance for his own needs.
3 committeeDictionary • The authorities have been asked to set up a commission to investigate the murders.
committee • My report was circulated to all committee members.
board • the agenda for the October 12 meeting of the board
delegation • They sent a delegation to the talks.
deputation • A deputation of elders from the village arrived.
body of commissioners
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• The boy was given an allowance for his own needs.
appointIf you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
• It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
authorityAuthority is the right to command and control other people.
• The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
Thesaurus for commission from the Collins English Thesaurus
a duty or task committed to a person or group to perform