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English definition of “mandate”

mandate

verb [T]     /ˈmændeɪt/
to officially require someone to do something, or something to happen: mandate sb to do sth Lawmakers mandated them to change the rules after questions about the safety of the procedure arose.mandate that The government should have mandated that these figures be made public. In Ohio, every bridge is mandated to be inspected annually.
to give official permission for someone to do something, or for something to happen: mandate sb to do sth The department was mandated to proceed with the project.
(Definition of mandate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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