V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb (p.t.)

Definition: given official approval to act, or hired for a particular project

Synonyms: appointed, selected, assigned, chosen, elected, designated

Antonyms: fired

Tips: When someone is commissioned to do something, they are assigned to a task or project. Commissioned is also used as an adjective to describe the person who has been commissioned. (i.e: "commissioned artist," "commissioned officer") In the military, commissioned refers to holding a rank of second lieutenant or above, by virtue of commission, or appointment. Commissioned is also the past tense of the verb to commission, "to select or appoint." The related noun comission is a system of payment based on a percentage of the value of sales or other business done.

Usage Examples:

David's mother was very proud when he became a commissioned officer. (appointed, selected) adjective

We commissioned an interior decorator to help us furnish our new house. (selected, designated)

The city plans to commission an architect to design the new court house. (appoint, select) verb

My stockbroker receives a commission on every stock trade. (percentage payment) noun

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