Synonyms of commission


1. committee, commission, administrative unit, administrative body

usage: a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

2. commission, fee

usage: a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); "he works on commission"

3. commission, commissioning, authorization, authorisation, empowerment

usage: the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

4. commission, operation

usage: the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"

5. deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission, organization, organisation

usage: a group of representatives or delegates

6. commission, charge, direction, command, bid, bidding, dictation

usage: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

7. commission, military commission, certificate, certification, credential, credentials

usage: an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

8. perpetration, commission, committal, crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking

usage: the act of committing a crime

9. mission, charge, commission, assignment, duty assignment

usage: a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"


1. commission, equip, fit, fit out, outfit

usage: put into commission; equip for service; of ships

2. commission, order

usage: place an order for

3. commission, authorize, authorise, pass, clear

usage: charge with a task

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Definition and meaning of commission (Dictionary)