These words appear in red, and are graded with stars.One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.This is the American English definition of mandate. If the government gives schools a mandate to test more, then the schools had better give more tests.These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mandate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. A command or an expression of a desire, especially by a group of voters for a political program.The natural gas extracted with the oil was considered a waste product and was flared off.As there was no value to the natural gas, the oil companies turned a blind eye.
Untreated natural gas is both odorless and colorless, so leaks are difficult to detect and may go unnoticed.The school was built on sloping ground and a large air space was enclosed beneath the structure.The school board had overridden the original architect's plans for a boiler and steam distribution system, instead opting to install 72 gas heaters throughout the building.The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that American definition and synonyms of mandate from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.