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mandatenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈmæn.deɪt/
specialized politics the ​name of an ​area of ​land that has been given to a ​country by the UN, ​following or as ​part of a ​peaceagreement

mandateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmæn.deɪt/
  • mandate verb [T] (ORDER)

mainly US to ​order someone to do something: [+ to infinitive] Our ​delegates have been mandated tovote against the ​proposal at the ​conference.
(Definition of mandate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mandatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæn·deɪt/
authority to ​act in a ​particular way given to a ​government or a ​person, esp. as a ​result of a ​vote or ​ruling: [+ to infinitive] The ​presidentsecured a ​congressional mandate to ​sendtroops to Bosnia.

mandateverb [T]

 us   /ˈmæn·deɪt/
to make something ​necessary, esp. as a ​rule: The ​law mandated a ​minimum six-year ​sentence for ​violentcrimes.
(Definition of mandate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mandate" in Business English

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mandatenoun

uk   us   /ˈmændeɪt/
[C, usually singular, or U] an ​officialorder or ​requirement to do something: mandate to do sth Norad's mandate is to ​promoteeffectivemanagement of ​funds for ​developmentassistance. The ​region is already under ​federal mandate to ​reduceairpollution.
[C, usually singular, or U] GOVERNMENT officialpermission or the ​right to do something, usually given as the ​result of a ​vote: mandate to do sth The ​governmentclaimed that it had a mandate to ​raisetaxes. The ​CEOdisputed that the ​disposal of the 10.5 million ​shares was ​based on the shareholder mandate.
[C] GOVERNMENT the ​period of ​time that a ​government or an ​electedperson is ​allowed to remain in ​power: She has just another two months in ​office before her mandate comes to an end.
[C] BANKING bank mandate

mandateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmændeɪt/
to ​officiallyrequire 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 ​inspectedannually.
to give ​officialpermission 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mandate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 权力, 授权, 委任…
in Turkish (oyla verilen) hak, yetki…
in Russian мандат, наказ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 權力, 授權, 委任…
in Polish mandat…
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