- 1 mandate 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.
- 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.
NAmE//ˈmændeɪt//[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mandate
,he / she / it mandates
,past simple mandated
,-ing form mandating