mandate

1. the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to…

Meaning of

mandate

in English


mandate


noun


us

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mandate


noun


[C usually singular]


(

AUTHORITY

)


At the

forthcoming


elections

, the

governor

will be

seeking

a

fresh

mandate

from

the

people

.


[

+ to infinitive

]


The

president


secured

the Congressional mandate

to

go to

war

by three

votes

.


Elections


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mandate


noun


[C usually singular]


(

AREA NAME

)


politics


specialized

the

name

of an

area

of

land

that has been given to a

country

by the UN,

following

or as

part

of a

peace


agreement


Colonization & self-government


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mandate


verb


[

T

]


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/


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mandate


verb


[T]


(

GIVE PERMISSION

)

to give

official


permission

for something to

happen

:


The UN

rush

to mandate

war


totally


ruled

out any

alternatives

.


Allowing and permitting


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mandate


verb


[T]


(

ORDER

)


mainly

US

to

order

someone to do something:


[

+ to infinitive

]


Our

delegates

have been mandated

to


vote

against the

proposal

at the

conference

.


Giving orders & commands


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(Definition of

mandate

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

mandate

| Intermediate English


mandate


noun


[

C

]


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ˈmæn·deɪt

/


[

+ to infinitive

]


The

president


secured

a

congressional

mandate to

send


troops

to Bosnia.


mandate


verb


[

T

]


us

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ˈmæn·deɪt

/

to make something

necessary

,

esp

. as a

rule

:


The

law

mandated a

minimum

six-year

sentence

for

violent


crimes

.

(Definition of

mandate

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

mandate

| Business English


mandate


noun


uk

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us

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an

official


order

or

requirement

to do something:


mandate to do sth


Norad’s mandate is to

promote


effective


management

of

funds

for

development


assistance

.


The

region

is already under

federal

mandate to

reduce


air


pollution

.


GOVERNMENT


official


permission

or the

right

to do something, usually given as the

result

of a

vote

:


mandate to do sth


The

government


claimed

that it had a mandate to

raise


taxes

.


The

CEO


disputed

that the

disposal

of the 10.5 million

shares

was

based

on the


shareholder

mandate

.


[

C

]


GOVERNMENT


She has just another two

months

in

office

before her mandate comes to an end.


[

C

]


BANKING



bank mandate


mandate


verb


[

T

]


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/


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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

from the

Cambridge Business English Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


mandate

mandate


He said over and over that his program would not contain a

mandate

.


Under current corporate law, a company’s sole

mandate

is to maximize shareholder value — make as much profit as possible — for its shareholders.


More examples


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Here is where the health care

mandate

becomes tricky, and the president’s proposals have the high ground.


Guess who pays the cost of meeting all those mandates.


Indeed, many are coming to the conclusion that their religious beliefs

mandate

care and concern for the environment and the species that reside in it.


So there’s a

mandate

there for them to make significant change.

From

CNBC


It specifically cites the

mandate

as “essential” to creating a health market in which insurance companies can not turn people down.


I would like to see a

mandate

for social and emotional learning absolutely mandated in every state.


The phaseout was mandated by an energy law passed in 2007.


But the individual

mandate

— the requirement that people have insurance or pay a tax — is almost certain to go.


But they put so many mandates in it that they made it too expensive.


The employer

mandate

requires employers to offer a federally defined level of insurance or pay a fine.


The

mandate

is simply a polite fiction, to allow guaranteed-issue to pass.

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Collocations

with


mandate

mandate

These are words often used in combination with

mandate

.

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clear mandate


Accountability is ensured by giving a

clear


mandate

to the pension boards and then monitoring them effectively.


electoral mandate


Perhaps what discredited the system more was the implementation of market reforms for which there was no

electoral


mandate

and which aggravated social tensions.


employer mandate


This article examines the origins and evolution of the idea of an

employer


mandate

and labor’s entanglements with the institutions of the private welfare state.

These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.


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mandate

Translations of

mandate

in Chinese (Traditional)
權力, 授權, 委任…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
权力, 授权, 委任…


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in Portuguese
mandato, autorizar, encarregar…


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