(noun, verb)


1. a document giving an official instruction or command

Similar word(s): authorization

Definition categories: communication, instrument

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

Similar word(s): mandatory

Definition categories: location, district, dominion, territory

3. the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

Definition categories: act, commission, commissioning


1. assign under a mandate

- mandate a colony

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

2. make mandatory

- the new director of the school board mandated regular tests

Definition categories: communication, dictate, order, prescribe

3. assign authority to

Definition categories: communication, assign, delegate, depute, designate