HyperDic: ordain

English > 4 senses of the word ordain:
VERBsocialordain, enactorder by virtue of superior authority
socialordain, consecrate, ordinate, orderappoint to a clerical posts
socialordaininvest with ministerial or priestly authority
communicationordainissue an order
ordain > pronunciation
Soundsaordey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > ordain: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningOrder by virtue of superior authority; decree.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"
Synonymenact
Narrowerlegislate, passmake laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
reenactenact again
Broaderdecreeissue a decree
Spanishpromulgar
English > ordain: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningappoint to a clerical posts.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"he was ordained in the Church"
Synonymsconsecrate, ordinate, order
Broaderinvest, vest, enthroneProvide with power and authority
Spanishconsagrar, ordenar
Catalanordenar
Nounsordainera cleric who ordains
ordinancethe act of ordaining
English > ordain: 4 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninginvest with ministerial or priestly authority.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The minister was ordained only last month"
Broaderinvest, vest, enthroneProvide with power and authority
Spanishordenar
Catalanordenar
Nounsordainera cleric who ordains
ordinancethe act of ordaining
English > ordain: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningissue an order.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Narrowerdestine, fate, doom, designateDecree or designate beforehand
predestinedecree / decree or determine beforehand
willdecree or ordain
Broaderdecreeissue a decree
Spanishordenar
Catalanordenar
Nounsordinancea statute enacted by a city government

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