mandate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Assign or create under a mandate; make mandatory.

The crown mandated the colonies of the New World.
Congress mandated an array of thrift-accounting changes.
The new director of the school board mandated regular tests.
Are you ready to mandate authority over economic issues making to
the U.N.?

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: mandate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3