Definition of issue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    issue

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɪʃuː//
     
    , also BrE//ˈɪsjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪʃuː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they issue
    BrE BrE//ˈɪʃuː//
     
    , also BrE//ˈɪsjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪʃuː//
     
    he / she / it issues
    BrE BrE//ˈɪʃuːz//
     
    , BrE//ˈɪsjuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪʃuːz//
     
    past simple issued
    BrE BrE//ˈɪʃuːd//
     
    , BrE//ˈɪsjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪʃuːd//
     
    past participle issued
    BrE BrE//ˈɪʃuːd//
     
    , BrE//ˈɪsjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪʃuːd//
     
    -ing form issuing
    BrE BrE//ˈɪʃuːɪŋ//
     
    , BrE//ˈɪsjuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪʃuːɪŋ//
     
    Legal processes
     
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    make known
  1. 1  issue something (to somebody) to make something known formally They issued a joint statement denying the charges. The police have issued an appeal for witnesses.
  2. give
  3. 2  [often passive] to give something to somebody, especially officially issue something to issue passports/visas/tickets issue somebody with something New members will be issued with a temporary identity card. issue something to somebody Work permits were issued to only 5% of those who applied for them.
  4. law
  5. 3issue something to start a legal process against somebody, especially by means of an official document to issue a writ against somebody A warrant has been issued for his arrest. See related entries: Legal processes
  6. magazine
  7. 4issue something to produce something such as a magazine, article, etc. We issue a monthly newsletter.
  8. stamps/coins/shares
  9. 5issue something to produce new stamps, coins, shares, etc. for sale to the public They issued a special set of stamps to mark the occasion.
  10. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘outflowing’): from Old French, based on Latin exitus, past participle of exire ‘go out’.Extra examples Arrest warrants were issued against 16 of the protesters. He left the company and promptly issued a writ claiming $45 million in damages. In a statement issued directly to the public on Thursday… Some of the police were issued with rifles. The new guidelines have been issued to all doctors. The safest cheques are those issued directly by the bank—known as bankers’ draughts. a document issued jointly by the Treasury and the Home Office a document issued jointly by the two departments a statement issued on behalf of the UN Secretary-General newly issued banknotes newly issued stamps the bank which formally issues and handles these credit cards The Royal Mail issued a special set of stamps to mark the occasion. We can issue a passport within a day. Phrasal Verbsissue from something
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