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  • as indecree
  • as indispose

synonyms for put one's foot down

  • declare
  • dictate
  • enact
  • impose
  • proclaim
  • announce
  • command
  • compel
  • constrain
  • decide
  • demand
  • determine
  • force
  • oblige
  • ordain
  • prescribe
  • pronounce
  • require
  • rule
  • set
  • lay down the law
  • read the riot act

antonyms for put one's foot down

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  • conceal
  • delay
  • hesitate
  • hide
  • hinder
  • let go
  • discourage
  • change
  • comply
  • confuse
  • consent
  • depart
  • derange
  • destroy
  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • disorganize
  • disperse
  • displace
  • dissuade
  • disturb
  • halt
  • hinder
  • ignore
  • leave
  • lose
  • miss
  • mix up
  • neglect
  • obey
  • prevent
  • remove
  • scatter
  • stay
  • stop
  • unsettle
  • upset
  • mismanage
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How to use put one's foot down in a sentence

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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WORDS RELATED TO PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN

  • announce
  • command
  • compel
  • constrain
  • decide
  • declare
  • demand
  • determine
  • dictate
  • enact
  • force
  • impose
  • lay down the law
  • oblige
  • ordain
  • prescribe
  • proclaim
  • pronounce
  • put one's foot down
  • read the riot act
  • require
  • rule
  • set
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.