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Synonyms for ordain
ɔrˈdeɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordain, enact(verb)

    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, order(verb)

    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. ordain(verb)

    invest with ministerial or priestly authority

    "The minister was ordained only last month"

    Synonyms:
    order, enact, consecrate, ordinate

  4. ordain(verb)

    issue an order

    Synonyms:
    order, enact, consecrate, ordinate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ordain

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ordain(v. a.)

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

  2. ordain(v. a.)

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

  3. ordain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    decree, enact, order, prescribe, enjoin

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How to use ordain in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Those having no conscious of guilt after the imposition of cruelty and brutality, have no claim to the biblical gospels as set forth in Christianity; for they ordain the necessity, to cloth, feed, and shelter the despondent.

  4. 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.


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