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Definition of mandate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mandate
    he / she / it mandates
    past simple mandated
    -ing form mandating
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  1. 1mandate that… mandate somebody (to do something) to order someone to behave, do something, or vote in a particular way The law mandates that imported goods be identified as such.
  2. 2mandate somebody/something to do something to give someone, especially a government or a committee, the authority to do something The assembly was mandated to draft a constitution.
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