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synonyms for ordain

  • anoint
  • appoint
  • bless
  • consecrate
  • elect
  • enact
  • nominate
  • call
  • commission
  • constitute
  • deal
  • decree
  • delegate
  • destine
  • dictate
  • enjoin
  • fix
  • frock
  • impose
  • institute
  • invest
  • legislate
  • order
  • prescribe
  • pronounce
  • rule
  • set
  • will
  • deal with
  • lay down the law
  • put foot down
  • walk heavy
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antonyms for ordain

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  • ignore
  • refuse
  • veto
  • conceal
  • deny
  • disorganize
  • halt
  • keep
  • neglect
  • prevent
  • receive
  • stop
  • cancel
  • disallow
  • retract
  • void
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How to use ordain in a sentence

According to its ideology, the revolution was a means for Shia clergy to prepare for the long-awaited return of the Twelfth divinely ordained Shia Imam and descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.
WHY IRAN’S ELECTIONS ARE A CRITICAL TURNING POINT FOR KHAMENEI’S REGIMEKASRA AARABIJUNE 16, 2021TIME
My belief is that come September, we will see that the belief that inflation was ordained is completely incorrect, because debt generated by fiscal policy is inherently disinflationary or deflationary.
MORTGAGE RATES WANDER HIGHER BUT REMAIN BELOW 3 PERCENTKATHY ORTONJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That whole journey was about 10 years of going away and training to become a monk and then train as a novice monk and eventually becoming a fully ordained monk.
THE MONK WHO’S HELPING THE WORLD NAVIGATE MEDITATION, ONE DAY AT A TIMEPALLABI MUNSIAPRIL 30, 2021OZY
To Schlafly and her allies then, the military reflected a God-ordained, natural balance, and the ERA threatened to upend it.
MEN-ONLY SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION MAY END SOON, BUT THE FIGHT WILL REMAINHEATHER STURAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Mandarin word yuánfèn, 缘分, refers to a relationship ordained by fate or destiny.
WHY IS MAKING FRIENDS SO HARD?NICKAPRIL 11, 2021OZY
He studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, was ordained in 1954 and received a doctorate in theology in 1957 from the Catholic Institute of Paris.
HANS KÜNG, CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN WHO CHALLENGED PAPAL AUTHORITY, DIES AT 93MATT SCHUDELAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Lawson is a 2018 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College graduate and was ordained as a rabbi in the same year.
MAKING RECONSTRUCTING JUDAISM WORK FOR ALLKATHI WOLFEFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The suffrage movement similarly held no allure for them, even after one brother married suffragist and abolitionist Lucy Stone and another brother wed Antoinette Brown, an ordained minister and women’s rights advocate.
DETERMINED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE, TWO SISTERS DEFIED CONVENTIONSJANET GOLDENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s a school of thought, for instance, which argues that restoration by its very nature alters the way nature has ordained a structure to evolve, endure wear and tear, and eventually collapse.
AUTHENTICITY VERSUS LONGEVITY FOR PRESERVATION: WHICH MATTERS MORE?NICK FOURIEZOSDECEMBER 11, 2020OZY
They say they ordain and establish it; we do not speak of ordaining leagues and compacts.
NULLIFICATION, SECESSION WEBSTER'S ARGUMENT AND THE KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONSCALEB WILLIAM LORING
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WORDS RELATED TO ORDAIN

  • accredit
  • allot
  • assign
  • choose
  • command
  • commission
  • decree
  • delegate
  • designate
  • determine
  • direct
  • elect
  • enjoin
  • establish
  • finger
  • fix
  • install
  • name
  • nominate
  • ordain
  • select
  • set
  • settle
  • tap
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