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Synonyms for ordain
ɔrˈdeɪnor·dain

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  1. ordain

    Synonyms:
    set, appoint, decree, institute, prescribe, arrange, direct, regulate, dictate, establish

    Antonyms:
    subvert, revoke, cancel, annul, disestablish, countermand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordain, enactverb

    order by virtue of superior authority; decree

    "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

    Synonyms:
    reenact, act out, order, enact, consecrate, ordinate

  2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, orderverb

    appoint to a clerical posts

    "he was ordained in the Church"

    Synonyms:
    align, sanctify, govern, put, dedicate, set up, rate, enact, arrange, give, devote, grade, dictate, ordinate, bless, say, rank, consecrate, coordinate, range, enjoin, hallow, regularise, commit, regulate, vow, tell, order, prescribe, place, regularize

  3. ordainverb

    invest with ministerial or priestly authority

    "The minister was ordained only last month"

    Synonyms:
    order, enact, consecrate, ordinate

  4. ordainverb

    issue an order

    Synonyms:
    order, enact, consecrate, ordinate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ordainverb

    Synonyms:
    appoint, call, elect, consecrate, destine, set apart

  2. ordainverb

    Synonyms:
    establish, institute, regulate, set in order, arrange

  3. ordainverb

    Synonyms:
    decree, enact, order, prescribe, enjoin

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How to use ordain in a sentence?

  1. Sharon Salzberg:

    Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.

  2. Tom Berlin:

    Some churches will begin to do what they desire. They will test this new legislation by performing marriages and some conferences will ordain gay clergy.

  3. Walt Whitman:

    From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.


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