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man·date

mandate

 
 
pronunciation:
maen deIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the command or message given to an elected official by the votes of the people.
The mayor received a mandate to build a new city park.
similar words:
command, dictate, landslide, order, will
definition 2: an order or command given by a person or group that has authority.
The prince refused to obey the king's mandate.
synonyms:
decree
similar words:
dictate, order
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mandates, mandating, mandated
definition: to require by law or because of a vote of the people.
The voters mandated that the polluted lake be cleaned up.
synonyms:
authorize, ordain
similar words:
compel, impose, institute, license, require, sanction
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