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commission

2 verb
     
commission2
1 [transitive] to formally ask someone to write an official report, produce a work of art for you etc:
The report was commissioned by the Welsh Office.
commission somebody to do something
Macmillan commissioned her to illustrate a book by Spike Milligan.
2

be commissioned (into something)

PM to be given an officer's rank in the army, navy etc:
I was commissioned into the RAF.

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