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English definition of “commission”

commission

verb [T] (REQUEST WORK)    /kəˈmɪʃ.ən/
to formally choose someone to do a special piece of work, or to formally ask for a special piece of work from someone: The newspaper commissioned a series of articles on the worst excesses of the fashion industry. She's commissioned an artist to paint her portrait.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of commission verb (REQUEST WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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