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decree

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of decree

  1. 1 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <the boss doesn't give out many decrees, but he does expect those that are issued to be fully obeyed> Synonyms behest, charge, commandment, command, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, wordRelated Words demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion

  2. 2 an order publicly issued by an authority <a decree issued by the state's supreme court to the legislature> Synonyms bull, edict, diktat, directive, fiat, rescript, ruling, ukaseRelated Words call, conclusion, decision, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdict; announcement, declaration, dictum, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; canon, encyclical




decree

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of decree

  1. to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority <the new supervisor decreed that thenceforth coffee breaks would have a 15-minute limit> Synonyms call, command, dictate, direct, mandate, ordain, orderRelated Words ask, petition, request; demand, requireNear Antonyms cancel, countermand, rescind




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