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read the riot act

see definition of read the riot act
  • as inlambaste
  • as inreprove
  • as inbring to book
  • as incastigate
  • as indecree
  • as indictate
  • as indispose
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Synonyms for read the riot act

verb punish, beat

Antonyms for read the riot act

  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • approve
  • fail
  • flatter
  • lose
  • protect
  • surrender
  • uphold
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to read the riot act

bring to book

verb. call to account
  • call on the carpet
  • read the riot act
  • take to task
  • tongue lash

castigate

verb. criticize severely

decree

verb. order rule or action

decreed

verb. order rule or action

decrees

verb. order rule or action

dictate

verb. command; give instructions
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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