Synonyms of commission in English:

commission


See US English definition of commission

See UK English definition of commission

See Spanish definition of comisión

noun

1‘the customer is unlikely to know about the dealer's commission’

SYNONYMS
percentage, brokerage, share, portion, dividend, premium, fee, consideration, bonus, gratuity, tip, honorarium
informal cut, take, whack, rake-off, slice, slice of the cake, piece of the action
British informal divvy
rare apportionment, quantum, moiety

2‘he accepted the commission of building a house for the queen’

SYNONYMS
task, employment, job, work, piece of work, project, mission, assignment, undertaking, exercise, enterprise, endeavour, solution
duty, charge, responsibility, burden
dated office

3‘the items are made under royal commission’

SYNONYMS
warrant, licence, sanction, authority

4‘their plan requires approval by an independent commission’

SYNONYMS
committee, board, board of commissioners, council, panel, directorate, advisory body, advisorate, convocation, delegation

5‘they did not participate in the commission of any offence’

SYNONYMS
perpetration, committing, committal, execution, performance

verb

1‘he commissioned Van Dyck to paint his portrait’

SYNONYMS
engage, contract, charge, employ, hire, recruit, retain, appoint, enlist, co-opt, book, sign up
authorize, empower
Military detail

2‘they decided to commission a sculpture of Molly Malone’

SYNONYMS
order, put in an order for, place an order for, contract for, pay for
authorize
rare bespeak

Phrases

    in commission

    ‘the company had thirty-six vessels in commission’


    SYNONYMS
    in service, in use, in employment, in action
    working, functioning, functional, operative, going, running, up and running, in operation, in working order
    out of commission

    ‘five of the rescue vehicles were out of commission’


    SYNONYMS
    not in service, unavailable for use, not in use, out of action, unserviceable
    not working, not functioning, not functional, inoperative, not in operation, not in working order, out of order
    down
    British informal S, U