lay down


lay down

verb

Definition of LAY DOWN

1
to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <the city council promises to lay down new ordinances that will force dog walkers to clean up after their animals>
Antonyms repeal, rescind, revoke
2
to state clearly and strongly <at the risk of their popularity, the parents laid down the rules for the party and wouldn't accept any arguments>
3
to give the rules about (something) clearly and exactly <the supervisor laid down the procedure for a complaint of sexual harassment>
4
to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <commanded the surrounded troops to lay down their weapons>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold

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