Synonyms for ordain


1. ordain, enact, decree
usage: order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order, invest, vest, enthrone
usage: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
3. ordain, invest, vest, enthrone
usage: invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
4. ordain, decree
usage: issue an order
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