Mandate – Give authority to do something. An official order to take action
To remember the definition of the word mandate, use the following mnemonic:
Be a man and go ask her for a date (mandate). As your friend, I'm commanding you.
Examples of mandate in a sentence
The marshal was given a mandate to use all resources to bring in the escaped prisoner.
Does the mandate allow police officers to carry their weapons aboard commercial airplanes?
Without a court mandate, the landlord cannot evict his tenant.