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synonyms for directives

  • decree
  • edict
  • injunction
  • mandate
  • memo
  • memorandum
  • message
  • notice
  • order
  • regulation
  • ruling
  • charge
  • communication
  • dictate
  • ordinance
  • ukase
  • word

antonyms for directives

MOST RELEVANT
  • disorganization
  • lawlessness
  • answer
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How to use directives in a sentence

As his directives went unheeded, the King determined to force a drastic reduction in the planting of the profitable tobacco crop.
VIRGINIA UNDER CHARLES I AND CROMWELL, 1625-1660WILCOMB E. WASHBURN
Too many directives and counter-directives were flooding at him from various officials on Earth.
WHERE I WASN'T GOINGWALT RICHMOND
By 18 February all had issued specific directives for enforcing it.
INTEGRATION OF THE ARMED FORCES, 1940-1965MORRIS J. MACGREGOR, JR.
Finally, the fourth step may involve changes, for clarification, in the directives formulated in the third step.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
However, if subsidiary tactical problems were also involved, tactical directives will frequently be included.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
In such event each new basic problem will initiate a new series of problems, with corresponding directives, as described above.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
Third step: In the third step, the directives, if the basic problem was strategical in nature, will be of a strategical character.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
This procedure facilitates not only the determination of the necessary operations, but also the later formulation of directives.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
Often, however, because of extent and bulk, these solutions are included with the directives as annexes.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
Effective action by the subordinate is thus not delayed by the absence of complete written directives.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
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