Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you commission someone to do or create something, you formally ask them to do it. (noun) A commission is money that a salesperson receives for each sale. (noun) A commission is a group of people who work together to research or manage something for a government.

Examples: (verb) The report commissioned by the Department of Health in 1989, contains guidelines on how best to manage and organise waiting lists. (noun) You may have to pay commission to convert the dollars into local currency on your travels. (noun) She was recently appointed to head the European commission on climate change.

Synonyms: nouns: department. money. verbs: request.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 B