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American English: /kəˈmɪʃən/
British English: /kəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of commission in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (group) government commission the European Commission
    la Comisión Europea or de las Comunidades Europeas
    Example sentences
    • The commission, the inspection body for the health service, has undertaken only 15 such reviews nationally in nearly four years - none previously in Yorkshire.
    • Minority community representatives should be included in all government-appointed educational bodies and commissions.
    • The commission has the authority to summon anyone, including state officials without the approval of the president.
  • 2 countable and uncountable (for sales) salesmen receive 5% commission
    los vendedores reciben el 5% de comisión or una comisión del 5%
    a basic salary plus commission
    un sueldo base más (la) comisión
    to sell something on commission
    vender algo a comisión
    (before noun) commission charge
    Example sentences
    • If they sell on, a South African agent will charge a commission of 7 per cent.
    • There is a commission charge of 1 per cent of value on each ATM transaction.
    • Customers should not pay more than a 5 per cent charge on all pension contributions on a commission basis.
  • 3 countable 3.1 (task, responsibility)
    Example sentences
    • I may not have realised all the dreams and hopes I had in my youthful idealism, but I have Jesus and his commands and his commissions.
    • Unfortunately, he got drunk after receiving the sacred instruments of his commission and fell asleep by the roadside.
    • Before Murdoch sailed, Fisher, now the Australian prime minister, gave him an official commission to report on the progress of the Gallipoli campaign.
    Example sentences
    • I resigned my commission and joined the Army National Guard after retiring from a career in finance.
    • He went from being a lieutenant in the Soviet ‘Red’ Army to earning a commission in the U.S. Air Force, and has never looked back.
    • In 1969, he applied for Officer Candidate School and earned a commission as an Infantry officer.
    3.2 (for music, painting, building)
    comisión (feminine) (esp Latin America)
    she got a commission to design a hotel
    le encargaron el diseño de un hotel
    Example sentences
    • He moved to Paris in 1767, and after a couple of years had become so popular that he received regular commissions to write two or three operas a year for various theatres.
    • Equipped with an English degree and a dossier of poetry, she used to move in circles with short-story writers and poets until she stumbled on a commission to write her first play.
    • For her premiere commission, she ‘wrote what I knew about’, her experience of working in inner-city primary schools.
    Example sentences
    • The foundry was also responsible for many local commissions, including York's first gas lamps and the railings for St Leonard's Place.
    • The renowned sculptor Bob Allen, famous for commissions at Canary Wharf and of the late Queen Mother, will launch the event on Saturday with a private preview.
    • Later he worked as composer-in-residence at Glasgow's Tron Theatre, an invaluable experience as far as his later film commissions were concerned.
    3.3 (office)
    (in government) cargo (masculine)
    grado (masculine) de oficial
  • 4 uncountable (use) to be in/go into commission
    estar/entrar en servicio
    to be out of commission
    estar fuera de servicio
    to take something out of commission
    retirar algo del servicio
    Example sentences
    • The suspension was prompted by what the SCPO saw as a risk of presumed future commission of criminal offences.
    • The Apex Court accepted the contention of the petitioners that mens rea is necessary for commission of offences under these Sections.
    • Furthermore, the evidence relates to the actual commission of the offence, rather than to an admission to an already completed offence.
  • 5 uncountable (of offense) [formal] sins of commission and omission
    pecados (masculine plural) de obra y omisión

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1to commission somebody to + infinitive
    encargarle a alguien que + subjunctive
    we commissioned Victor to paint the portrait
    le encargamos a Victor que pintara el retrato
    Example sentences
    • The Heytesbury Village Hall Development Group commissioned Michael Fowler architects to design the hall and nine houses.
    • Miller commissioned the architect John Kinross to refurbish and extend his home in a manner appropriate to a member of the Edwardian nouveau riche.
    • The former MP had commissioned William Chambers, George III's architectural tutor, and Capability Brown to rebuild his estate, Milton Abbey.
    comisionar (esp Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • In the USA, a new US $5million production line was commissioned at the New Century Kansas facility.
    • After a fruitless one-year search, I commissioned the design and production of smile pins.
    • The sculpture was commissioned by O'Connor, formerly of North Cork and now resident in the UK.
  • 2 2.1 (Military)
    nombrar oficial
    commissioned officer
    oficial (masculine or feminine) (del ejército) (con grado de teniente o superior a teniente)
    Example sentences
    • He was commissioned into the US army just in time to see action in the final battles of the Mexican war.
    • Brooke's poems were published in 1911, and after a year wandering in the North America and the South Seas, he was commissioned into the Royal Navy.
    • In 1968, he was commissioned as an Infantry officer through ROTC after graduation from the University of Florida.
    2.2 (Nautical)
    poner en servicio
    Example sentences
    • The other approach, he says, is to determine what systems or equipment should be fully commissioned based on the impact a failure can have on an organization and its reliability needs.
    • Before the new equipment at Slade Lane is commissioned at Christmas, there will be more weekend closures later in the year to finish it, meaning further disruption.
    • I accept the submission that a contributing factor to the need for extra training was the delay by the contractor in having all the equipment in place, commissioned and operating on time.
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