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synonyms for mandates

  • authorization
  • command
  • decree
  • directive
  • injunction
  • instruction
  • sanction
  • behest
  • bidding
  • charge
  • commission
  • dictate
  • edict
  • fiat
  • go-ahead
  • imperative
  • okay
  • precept
  • warrant
  • word
  • blank check
  • carte blanche
  • green light
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antonyms for mandates

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  • breach
  • break
  • denial
  • question
  • refusal
  • request
  • veto
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How to use mandates in a sentence

In general the mandates of princes and the lessons of priests were received by the Muscovite with profound reverence.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
This little excursion into biology is made in the full consciousness that social mandates are not to be found there.
TABOO AND GENETICSMELVIN MOSES KNIGHT, IVA LOWTHER PETERS, AND PHYLLIS MARY BLANCHARD
They claimed exemption from the mandates of human authority, as militating with their subjection to a superior power.
ORATIONSJOHN QUINCY ADAMS
No one dared disobey his mandates, for the law of clerical obedience was one of the fundamental ideas of the age.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
Long and habitual deference to the mandates of his superiors had taught the scout the virtue of obedience.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
He has great influence over his adherents, who respect his acts and obey his mandates with a religious sense of duty.
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Yet restrain thy fiery children, for thy mandates they obey, I with sweet and soft persuasion Pandu's truthful sons will sway.
MAHA-BHARATAANONYMOUS
Dhrita-rashtra's lofty edicts will proclaim his boundless sway, Nations work his righteous mandates and the kings his will obey!
MAHA-BHARATAANONYMOUS
They had lived hard and intolerent lives, accepting drudgery and perennial child-bearing as unquestioned mandates of destiny.
A PAGAN OF THE HILLSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
Not man alone, but the whole animal and vegetable kingdom are under an imperious necessity to obey its mandates.
THE CURIOSITIES AND LAW OF WILLSJOHN PROFFATT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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