Noun mandate has 3 senses
  1. mandate, authorization, authorisation - a document giving an official instruction or command
    --1 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    Derived form: verb mandate2
  2. mandate, mandatory - a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves
    --2 is a kind of district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion
    --2 has particulars: Palestine
  3. mandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
    --3 is a kind of
    commission, commissioning
    Derived form: verb mandate1
,Verb mandate has 3 senses
  1. mandate - assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"
    --1 is one way to
    delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Derived forms: noun mandate3, noun mandatory1, noun mandatary1, noun mandator1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. mandate - make mandatory; "the new director of the schoolbaord mandated regular tests"
    --2 is one way to
    order, prescribe, dictate
    Derived form: noun mandate1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. mandate - assign authority to
    --3 is one way to
    delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Derived form: noun mandator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s something to somebody