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ordain

 
Verb ordain has 4 senses
  1. ordain, enact - order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
    --1 is one way to decree
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order - appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
    --2 is one way to invest, vest, enthrone
    Derived forms: noun ordainer1, noun ordinance3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  3. ordain - invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
    --3 is one way to
    invest, vest, enthrone
    Derived forms: noun ordainer1, noun ordinance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. ordain - issue an order
    --4 is one way to
    decree
    Derived form: noun ordinance2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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