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synonyms for rule

  • decree
  • guideline
  • law
  • order
  • precedent
  • regulation
  • ruling
  • statute
  • test
  • aphorism
  • apothegm
  • assize
  • axiom
  • basis
  • canon
  • command
  • commandment
  • criterion
  • decorum
  • dictum
  • direction
  • edict
  • etiquette
  • formula
  • fundamental
  • gnome
  • guide
  • keynote
  • keystone
  • maxim
  • model
  • moral
  • ordinance
  • precept
  • prescription
  • propriety
  • regimen
  • tenet
  • truism
  • brocard
  • chapter and verse
  • decretion
  • no-no's
  • the book
  • the numbers
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antonyms for rule

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  • disorganization
  • lawlessness
  • bad manners
    • plead
    • neglect
    • mismanage
    • misguide
    • submit
    • serve
    • lose
    • follow
    • release
    • mislead
    • surrender
    • obey
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    How to use rule in a sentence

    Our guys have been great about the rules and we’re adjusting.
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    General rules and guidelines are not likely to be the way to go, she says.
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    He went back and forth over the legislature’s proposed vaccination rules and has struggled to convince teachers and administrators to reopen schools.
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    Nextdoor would not comment on individual users but emphasized the site has rules in place against profanity, over-posting, and personal disputes.
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    Maryland residents registered at vaccination clinics in Prince George’s County, only to see rules created overnight that barred them from getting their shots.
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    If I was going to live in their house, I had to live under their rules.
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    Denmark had already closed schools and restaurants, but rules were tightened by cutting the number of people allowed to gather from 10 to five, among other things.
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    Big players like InMobi will invariably play by the rules given how much is at stake.
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    In December, after the news organizations published their story, Lemmo said he was looking to amend the department’s administrative rules relating to emergency permits.
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    WORDS RELATED TO RULE

    • adjudicate
    • arbitrate
    • award
    • consider
    • decide
    • decree
    • determine
    • rate
    • referee
    • rule
    • settle
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