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lay down the law

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Synonyms for lay down the law

verb impose something
  • exact
  • expose
  • levy
  • wreak
  • administer
  • apply
  • command
  • deliver
  • dispense
  • extort
  • force
  • give
  • require
  • strike
  • subject
  • visit
  • bring upon
  • deal out
  • force upon
  • give it to
  • lay down the law
  • mete out
  • stick it to

Antonyms for lay down the law

  • hold
  • keep
  • take
  • withhold
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to lay down the law

call the shots

verb. be in charge
  • be in control
  • be in the driver's seat
  • be in the saddle
  • call the tune
  • lay down the law
  • make the decisions
  • make the rules
  • run the show
  • wear the trousers

command

verb. demand

commanded

verb. demand

commands

verb. demand

decree

verb. order rule or action

decreed

verb. order rule or action
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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