Definition of commissioning:
Synonyms for commissioning:
authorizing (part of speech: verb)
- enabling (part of speech: verb)
- delegating (part of speech: verb)
Even when commissioning a living composer, managers try to bring in a favourite number by Arne or Horn, and, unless the composer is a very strong or a very rich man, his musical scheme will be broken by some well- known tune not in the least in the style of the rest of his music.- "Shakespeare and Music", Christopher Wilson.
And all the mothers and wives caught up these thundering cries, which came to them like unseen voices from the air, commissioning them to engage in a noble, an exalted mission, calling to them to save Paris and procure bread for their children.- "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.
A stranger going on board one of our newest types of ironclads would lose himself amid the intricacies and apparent confusion of the numerous engines, passages, and compartments; it is a long time, in fact, before even the sailors find their way about these new ships; and the Admiralty allow a new ironclad to remain three months in harbour on first commissioning before going to sea, in order that the men may become acquainted with the uses of the several fittings on board, each ironclad that is built now being in many ways an improvement on its predecessor.- "The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention", Cochrane, Robert.